Accession Number : AD0774279

Title :   Monte-Carlo Simulation of PD Fuze Function during a Rainstorm,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hausner,Arthur ; Kushlis,Robert J.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A FORTRAN program is described that simulates a spring-mass type type of PD element (including the wind force) flying through a rainstorm. Statistics for raindrop size and time between raindrop impacts are accurately simulated by Monte Carlo techniques from user-supplied rain data. All basic equations are derived and instructions for using the program are given, together with an example of its use. From preliminary results, it is concluded that the simulation should prove to be a valuable design tool. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Point detonating fuzes, *Raindrops, Computer programs, Impact, Rainfall intensity, Monte Carlo method, Computerized simulation, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE