Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Electronic, Mechanical, Information and Management Society

The Simulation of Propellant Fragmentation under Different Temperature

Authors
Chao Li, Xiaoting Rui, Yan Wang, Feifei Liu
Corresponding Author
Chao Li
Available Online April 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emim-16.2016.295How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Launch safety; Temperature; Compress and fracture
Abstract
The cold brittleness of propellant at the low temperature is the main cause of the large amount of fraction when launching and easily leads to safety accident. The discrete element method is described in this paper. The propellant particle in the charge is discretized into a multi-body system which consists of many rigidity balls connected with many springs. Combining with the mechanical parameter through mechanical tests at low temperature (-40?) and normal atmospheric temperature (20?) of propellant, the process of compress and fracture of gun propellant is simulated at low temperature and normal atmospheric temperature. The simulation results are similar to the test results. It is proved that when at low temperatures, the propellant charge is easily to be fractured and leads to safety accident.
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Proceedings
6th International Conference on Electronic, Mechanical, Information and Management Society
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
April 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-176-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emim-16.2016.295How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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