Accession Number : ADA304227

Title :   Predicting Fragmentation Propagation Probabilities for Ammunition Stacks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Starkenberg, John ; Benjamin, Kelly J. ; Frey, Robert B.

PDF Url : ADA304227

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : By combining several existing models, we have developed a tool for estimating the probabilities associated with the propagation of detonation or burning between ammunition stacks. The models include the FRAGHAZ program for the Monte Carlo treatment of fragment trajectories and the accumulation of hit probabilities, the Jacobs-Roslund criterion for initiation of detonation and the ballistic limit condition for initiation of burning. We have applied this tool to artillery ammunition and missile stacks. Since the appropriate fragmentation input data was not always available, notably in the case of missiles, we developed methods of estimating this data. Single artillery round donors were shown to require a near-direct hit in order to initiate detonation in either artillery ammunition or missile acceptor stacks. Artillery ammunition donor stacks were shown to be much more lethal than missile donor stacks, and missile acceptor stacks were shown to be more vulnerable to the propagation of burning than artillery ammunition acceptor stacks. (AN)

Descriptors :   *DETONATIONS, *AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, PROPAGATION, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, DATA MANAGEMENT, HAZARDS, FRAGMENTATION, PROJECTILES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, VULNERABILITY, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, MONTE CARLO METHOD, ESTIMATES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, LETHALITY, BURNING RATE, RANGE(DISTANCE), PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES, AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, STACKING, RUNGE KUTTA METHOD, BALLISTIC TRAJECTORIES, ARTILLERY AMMUNITION, HIT PROBABILITIES, SHAPED CHARGE WARHEADS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE