Hypervelocity fragment formation technology for ground-based laboratory tests

V. F. Minin, I. V. Minin, Oleg V. Minin

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Cumulative jet formation was regarded aimed at the formation of hypervelocity fragments up to 14 km/s for the investigation of space debris effects on shielding screens. The basic physical problems of jet formation process are analyzed. It is shown that in process of realization of hyper-cumulation conditions for jet formation without complete stagnation point involving formation of the inner zone of constant pressure (dead zone), the flow mass is always greater than slug mass. That opens wide the possibilities for increasing fragment mass in laboratory tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalActa Astronautica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cumulative jet
  • Explosion
  • Hyper-cumulative jet
  • Hypervelocity impact
  • Shaped charge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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