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Euler Computations of the Direct Coupling between Interior, Intermediate and Exterior Ballistics of a Self-Propelled 155 mm/52-calibre Gun-Howitzer Installed on a Truck Chassis

MICKAEL ZEIDLER, ERIC CARETTE, GUILLAUME ORSAT, THIERRY ALZIARY DE ROQUEFORT, CAROLINE MORITZ, LAMBERT SABATIER, ANTHONY BUFALO

Abstract


The main objective of this work is to assess the pressure levels obtained over a new designed 155 mm/52-calibre gun-howitzer during a firing sequence. For this design, the barrel muzzle exit is really close to the truck driver’s cab. It is then essential to verify that the wall pressure levels resulting from an artillery firing are compatible with the considered material. For this purpose, the CFD ballistics code FREIN 3D is used to compute the direct coupling between interior, intermediate and exterior ballistics of this new 155 mm/52- calibre gun-howitzer. A simplified geometry is considered for the CFD computation and the computational domain involves only a part of the truck chassis since only the pressure levels over the first part of the truck are of interest. One case is considered, corresponding to an indirect firing.

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