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The Effect of High Current Pulse against Shaped Charge Jet by Flash X-Ray and Residual Penetration Depth
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The Effect of High Current Pulse against Shaped Charge Jet by Flash X-Ray and Residual Penetration Depth
Joo, Jaehyun; Choi, Joonhong; Kim, Dongkyu; Kim, Siwoo; Kim, Jeongtae;
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In this paper, the effect of high voltage current pulse against shaped charge jet was analyzed through the visualization of jet behavior using flash X-ray and comparison of depth of penetration(DOP) into RHA(Rolled Homogeneous Armor) witness plates. The behavior of jet particles has been acquired using a flash X-ray equipment when current pulse was applied into the metal jet of a shaped charge(SC) warhead. Typical results such as jet breakup and radial jet dispersion, which are due to electromagnetic pressure by current pulse, have been obtained. Dozens of penetration experiments using a shaped charge with 55 mm diameter were performed according to various combinations of major parametric variables such as electrode spacing, standoff distance from SC warhead to electrode, and charge voltage. Subsequently, interrelations between major parametric variables and DOPs into RHA were analyzed.
Current Pulse;Shaped Charge Warhead;Metal Jet;Flash X-ray;Depth of Penetration;
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