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Dynamic simulation of flywheel-type fuses

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Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 15, No 2 | a636 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v15i2.636 | © 1996 Editorial Office | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 July 1996 | Published: 10 July 1996

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Rounds of ammunition are normally armed with a fuse. In this study, a fuse is developed which uses a flywheel-type mechanism controlled by time or distance. Due to its simplicity of operation and construction, the concept is expected to have high reliabil­ity. The dynamic response of all the components of this flywheel-type fuse is mathematically modelled. Simulation software was developed which connects the mathematical models of the various components. With the definition of boundary values, the response of the projectile, flywheel and other components can be determined continuously for firing and in-flight conditions.


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