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Thermal analyses of SIM-25 and VS1.6 land mines
Author(s): Massimo Ruzzene; Francesco Soranna; Thomas G. Becker; Mark Cumo; Steven S. Bishop
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Paper Abstract

Estimating the temperature of bulk explosives in landmines is necessary for an optimally designed Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance explosive detection system, a technology that holds promise for mine detection system false alarm reduction. Pursuant to this objective it is necessary to study the heat conduction and temperature profiles of buried mines over diurnal cycles. Finite element models are constructed and a thermal analysis is performed for buried SIM-25 (landmine simulant) and VS 1.6 anti-tank landmine. The Ansys finite element software is used to create, to solve and to post-process the thermal models. Transient thermal analyses with various boundary conditions and simple soil models are performed. We report on the bulk explosive temperature, thermal flux and thermal gradients for these mine models over diurnal cycles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4742, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII, (13 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.479096
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Massimo Ruzzene, The Catholic Univ. of America (United States)
Francesco Soranna, The Catholic Univ. of America (United States)
Thomas G. Becker, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Mark Cumo, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Steven S. Bishop, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4742:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII
J. Thomas Broach; Russell S Harmon; Gerald J. Dobeck, Editor(s)

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