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Time-Resolved Penetration of B4C Tiles by the APM2 Bullet

Charles E. Anderson, Jr.1, Matthew S. Burkins2, James D. Walker1, William A. Gooch2

Southwest Research Institute, P. O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228 USA
Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2005, 8(2), 91-104.


A modification of Wilkins computational ceramics model is used to simulate experiments of the impact of the APM2 bullet against boron carbide/aluminum targets. Flash radiography provides time-resolved penetration histories. The simulation results are compared to the experimental data; generally, agreement is very good, including capturing dwell and then the onset of penetration. Crater width and debris diameter are also reproduced by the simulations reasonably well. A critical discussion of deficiencies of this computational engineering model is provided.


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E., C., Burkins, M. S., Walker, J. D., Gooch, W. A. (2005). Time-Resolved Penetration of B4C Tiles by the APM2 Bullet. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 8(2), 91–104.

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