Accession Number : AD0902627

Title :   Burst Height Distribution Computer Model. Volume II. Analyst Manual

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Jan 1971-17 Jan 1972

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Cudney, Donald E ; Fraser, David O

PDF Url : AD0902627

Report Date : Jan 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The Burst Height distributions (BHD) Program described in this report was designed to compute and display burst height distribution for munitions aerially delivered into forest environments. The program uses as input the source and terminal X, Y, and Z coordinates and the average diameters of branches surveyed at actual forested sites, and the munitions travel along straight-line trajectories which are randomly selected. Burst heights are computed for those trajectories which encounter branches large enough to detonate the munition, and after 400 trajectories are examined (100 from each of four azimuth angles), the cumulative burst height distribution for the munition and elevation angle is computed, printed, and optionally punched as output. The Computer program was specifically designed for the Control Data Corporation 6600 computer system at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Descriptors :   *BOMBING, AIRBURST, AZIMUTH, BOMB TRAJECTORIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DISTRIBUTION, FLOW CHARTING, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MONTE CARLO METHOD, PENETRATION, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, TREES

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Explosions
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE