Dispersion Pattern Simulation of Tungsten Impactors According to Mass and Shape of Explosives

폭약 질량과 형상에 따른 텅스텐 충격자의 분산 패턴 시뮬레이션

  • Received : 2014.03.14
  • Accepted : 2014.10.12
  • Published : 2014.12.01


The dispersion pattern of a near miss neutralizer has a great effect on the disablement of a threatening projectile. This study numerically investigated the dispersion pattern of cylindrical tungsten impactors by an explosion in the near miss neutralizer. The mass and shape of the explosive were considered as influencing factors on the dispersion pattern. The explosives were set using two shape models: a parallel shape with the same upper and lower thicknesses and a tapered shape with different upper and lower thicknesses. In the simulation results, the dispersed impactors formed a ring-shaped pattern on a two-dimensional plane in an arbitrary space. In addition, the fire net area increased with the explosive mass when the explosive shapes were identical. In particular, the tapered shape explosive formed a larger fire net area than the parallel shape explosive. Based on the analysis of the fire net area along with the dispersion density, both the explosive mass and shape representing the physical characteristics should be considered for controlling the dispersion pattern of impactors in a near miss neutralizer.


Dispersion pattern;Tungsten;Fire Net;Neutralizer


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