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System simulation for predictive relations in penetration mechanics
Author(s): Thomas A. Korjack
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Paper Abstract

The availability of a software system yielding quick numerical models to predict ballistic behavior is a requisite asset for any research laboratory engaged in material behavior. What is especially true about accessibility of rapid prototyping for terminal impaction is the enhancement of a system structure that will direct the specific material and impact situation toward a specific predictive model, yielding an outcome of physical significance. This, of course, is of particular importance when the ranges of validity are at stake and the pertinent constraints associated with the impact are unknown. Hence, a compilation of semi-empirical predictive penetration relations for various physical phenomena has been organized into a data structure for the purpose of developing a knowledge-based decision-aided expert system to predict the terminal ballistic behavior of projectiles and targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3694, Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization for Real and Virtual Environments, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354477
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Thomas A. Korjack, U. S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3694:
Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization for Real and Virtual Environments
Nickolas L. Faust; Steve Kessinger; Steve Kessinger, Editor(s)

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