Numerical simulation of light armour piercing ammunition against steel
Numerical simulations using the hydrocode Autodyn of two different armour piercing projectiles are performed against steel and ceramic targets. The results are compared with some experimental data available. A major problem was that no exact material data for the projectiles and targets are available. Only values for the Vicker’s hardness of the projectile cores are given, which can not be directly converted to material parameters required by Autodyn. Before proceeding with simulations of more complex target configurations, it would be worthwhile to establish more reliable material data for the projectiles.