Ballistic and Aerodynamic Characteristics Simulation for Trajectory Correction Projectile
Keywords:trajectory correction projectile, ballistic characteristic, trajectory model, numerical simulation
Conventional ammunition easily deviates from the intended target. Its hit probability is reduced by such disturbance factors as fabrication errors, initial muzzle disturbance, initial velocity probable error, and stochastic wind effect. The effect of the above interference factors can be reduced by improving the shooting dispersion, ammunition, and gun or rocket engine structure. However, such improvements may fail to meet the operational requirements for modern warfare. Ballistic correction technique is a proposed trajectory control technique for precision strike with effective damage. Taking a 57mm calibre projectile as research object, trajectory correction projectile with different aerodynamic layouts were designed. The aerodynamic characteristic, static stability, exterior ballistic characteristic and firing density of each projectile has been studied through research method of theoretical analysis and numerical calculation. These findings are considered instrumental in the trajectory correction technology research and engineering application.