Penetration of a Small Caliber Projectile into Single and Multi-layered Targets
M.A. Abdel-Wahed1, A.M. Salem2, A.S. Zidan3 and A.M. Riad4
Military technical college, Cairo, Egypt
2 Military technical college, Cairo, Egypt
3 Military technical college, Cairo, Egypt
4 Military technical college, Cairo, Egypt
Published online: 10 June 2010
The normal penetration of armor-piercing projectiles into single and multi-layered steel plates has been investigated. An experimental program has been conducted to study the effect of spaced and in-contact layered targets on their ballistic resistance. Armor piercing projectiles with caliber of 7.62 mm were fired against a series of single and multi-layered steel targets. The projectile impact velocities were ranged from 300-600 m/s, whereas the total thicknesses of the tested single, spaced and in-contact layered steel targets were 3 mm. The penetration process of different tested target configurations has been simulated using Autodayn-2D hydrocode.
The experimental measurements of the present work were used to discuss the effect of impact velocity, target configurations and number of layers of different spaced and in-contact layered steel targets on their ballistic resistance. In addition, the post-firing examination of the tested targets over the used impact velocity range showed that the single and each layer of spaced and in-contact laminated steel targets were failed by petalling. Finally, the obtained experimental measurements were compared with the corresponding numerical results of Autodyn-2D hydrocode, good agreement was generally obtained.
Key words: penetration / multi-layered targets / ballistic resistance / dynamic plasticity / numerical simulation
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