Accession Number : ADA328570
Title : Structural Analysis Programs Applied to Warhead Impact Problems
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
Personal Author(s) : Stronge, W. J. ; Schulz, J. C.
PDF Url : ADA328570
Report Date : NOV 1977
Pagination or Media Count : 48
Abstract : This report is concerned with the application of general purpose finite element structural analysis programs to warhead design work. The capabilities of a number of linear and nonlinear programs including NASTRAN, SAP IV, ADINA, and HONDO are described. These programs are used to solve a number of impact type problems ranging in complexity from a simple one dimensional rod to a conical steel warhead filled with explosive. The results are compared on the basis of accuracy, time and cost, ease of learning, and ease of use.
Descriptors : *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, *WARHEADS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, IMPACT TESTS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, IMPACT STRENGTH, IMPACT SHOCK, IMPACT PREDICTION, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.
Subject Categories : Ballistics
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE