Optimization of high-speed penetration by impactor with jet thruster

G. Ben-Dor, A. Dubinsky, T. Elperin

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We propose a mechanical model of a penetrator equipped with a jet thruster. Using analytical and numerical methods we determine the optimum burning programs and compared the obtained results with more simple burning programs for controlling motion of a penetrator. We demonstrate that using a jet thruster bears a considerable promise for increasing the depth of penetration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-228
Number of pages24
JournalMechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2007


  • Accelerator
  • Burning program
  • Impact
  • Jet
  • Optimization
  • Penetration
  • Thruster


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