Flash X Ray: A Diagnostic Tool for Shaped Charge Studies

  • S. G. Tatake Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
  • D. K. Kharat Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Keywords: War heads, Shaped charges

Abstract

At present many antitank weapon systems are employing shaped charge warheads. It is, therefore, extremely important for a designer to avail of the methods capable of predicting performance of shaped charges, mainly to achieve maximum penetration. For this purpose, it is necessary to study the behaviour of the shaped charge during actual firing tests. These tests are difficult because of high speed of events that take place, production of intense light, smoke, debris, etc, and the large scale destruction caused. To overcome these difficulties, flash x-ray system during the jet studies on 30, 60 and 90 mm shaped charges and the evaluation of jet characteristics parameters.

Author Biographies

S. G. Tatake, Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Mr SG Tatake is a Scientist at ARDE, Pune . He obtained his MSc in Physics from University of Poona. He has worked in the field of instrumentation and high speed photography as applied to the design and development of the armament sto res at ARDE, Pune and TBRL, Chandigarh
D. K. Kharat, Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Mr DK Kharat is a Scientist at ARDE, Pune. He obtained his MSc from Marathawada University, Aurangabad. He has worked in the field of instrumentation related to evaluation of armaments. Currently, he is involved in detonics and jet analysis studies using 450 kv flash x-ray system and ultra high speed cameras.
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
TatakeS., & KharatD. (2013). Flash X Ray: A Diagnostic Tool for Shaped Charge Studies. Defence Science Journal, 42(4), 259-264. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.42.4395
Section
Armaments & Explosives

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