Ballistics of Supercavitating Projectiles

Authors

  • Dung Nguyen Thai Department of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Vladimír Horák Faculty of Military Technology, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dung Nguyen Van Department of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Doan Dao Van Department of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hung Nguyen Van Department of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Linh Do Duc Faculty of Military Technology, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3849/aimt.01243

Keywords:

underwater projectile, supercavitation, cavity, underwater ballistics, supercavitating ammunition

Abstract

The article is focused on the development of the underwater ballistic model of a supercavitating projectile fired from an underwater firearm. The supercavitating flows and their influences on the ballistic characteristics of the projectile are studied. The presented mathematical model is validated and experimentally verified for the supercavitating projectile of 5.7 mm in diameter fired from a smooth bore underwater rifle.

 

Author Biographies

Dung Nguyen Thai, Department of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Department of Weapons

Vladimír Horák, Faculty of Military Technology, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dung Nguyen Van, Department of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Department of Weapons

Doan Dao Van, Department of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Department of Weapons

Hung Nguyen Van, Department of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Department of Weapons

Linh Do Duc, Faculty of Military Technology, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

Student of Faculty of Military Technology

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Published

10-09-2018

How to Cite

Nguyen Thai, D., Horák, V., Nguyen Van, D., Dao Van, D., Nguyen Van, H., & Do Duc, L. (2018). Ballistics of Supercavitating Projectiles. Advances in Military Technology, 13(2), 237–278. https://doi.org/10.3849/aimt.01243

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Research Paper