Improvement of the calculation methodology for covering constructions of the covered field fortifications to ensure the survivability of troops in a modern armed conflict




penetration, shell-hole, ricochet, fortification


The task of improvement of the calculation methodology for covering constructions of the covered field fortifications against shell-hole, penetration, ricochet and high-explosive action is solved to ensure the survivability of troops in a modern armed conflict.

An analysis of the 2014-2018 anti-terrorist operation and the ongoing Joint Forces operation proves that artillery, mortar and aircraft high-destructive munitions are currently the main means of firing the enemy. Under such conditions, the survival of our troops directly depends on their effective shelter in covered field fortifications. An important element of the arrangement of such fortifications is the calculation of the structures of their covering against penetration, shell-holing, ricocheting and high-explosive action, which are performed to determine the structure of the covering, its material and thickness.

The novelty of the improved technique, unlike the existing ones, is that the calculations of the covering structures take into account the shape of the warhead of artillery, mortar and aircraft ammunition, the angle of encounter and the final speed of these munitions at the moment of their impact on the covered fortification and the pliability of the covering material.

Here are given the examples of calculation for the closed field fortifications structures against penetration of the warhead into the covering material, cases of punching the covering material enclosed with brittle material, ricochet of the warhead from the covering and destruction of the covering as a result of high explosive action.

The obtained results will be used to calculate the protective structures of long-term fortifications for command and control centres and field hospitals.

Author Biographies

Oleksandr Voloshchenko, Central Scientific Research Institute of Armaments and Military Equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Candidate of Military Science, leading researcher of the research department (engineering problems)

Mykola Kushnirenko, Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture

Candidate of Technical Science, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Structural Mechanics

Ihor Chernykh, Ivan Chernyakhovsky National University of Defense of Ukraine

Candidate of Military Science, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the Institute for Troops (Forces) and Information Technologies


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