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Appl. Sci. 2012, 2(3), 629-640;

Numerical Observation of the Jet Flight Patterns of Linear Shaped Charges

Energetic Systems Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 87801, USA
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Received: 1 June 2012 / Revised: 27 June 2012 / Accepted: 2 July 2012 / Published: 6 July 2012
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Linear Shaped Charges (LSCs) have been assumed to function in the same manner as Conical Shaped Charges (CSCs) in the published literature that describes a metallic jet process for penetration. However, based on the facts that the LSC liner is composed of flat surfaces instead of the curved cone shaped liner of a CSC and the LSC detonation propagation is perpendicular to the penetrator projection direction, the approach to investigate the penetrator formation process of LSCs should be examined from a different perspective. Because there are fundamental differences between CSCs and LSCs in the formation of a jet, the cutting performances would be under different regimes. As a preliminary investigation, in this paper, we report a numerical observation of the LSC jetting properties using AUTODYN®. View Full-Text
Keywords: linear shaped charges; jet profile; penetration; hydrocode linear shaped charges; jet profile; penetration; hydrocode

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Johnston, M.; Lim, S. Numerical Observation of the Jet Flight Patterns of Linear Shaped Charges. Appl. Sci. 2012, 2, 629-640.

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