Electric Armor Against Shaped Charges: Analysis of Jet Distortion With Respect to Jet Dynamics and Current Flow

  title={Electric Armor Against Shaped Charges: Analysis of Jet Distortion With Respect to Jet Dynamics and Current Flow},
  author={M. Wickert},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Magnetics},
  • M. Wickert
  • Published 2007
  • Materials Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Shaped charges are a warhead technology often applied to rocket propelled grenades and represent a dangerous threat for armored vehicles in combat as well as in peace-keeping operations. Their armor piercing performance rests upon an explosively induced collapse of a metallic liner to a stretching jet with very high particle velocities. A copper jet produced by a shaped charge can be distorted by high electric currents injected into the jet by means of spaced electrode plates connected to a… Expand

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