The Cylindrical Component Methodology Evaluation Module for MUVES-S2

Report No. ARL-TR-7990
Authors: David S Butler; Marianne Kunkel; Brian G Smith
Date/Pages: April 2017; 90 pages
Abstract: The US Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate Aviation Team has developed an evaluation module (EM) for MUVES-S2 for computing the probability of component damage given a hit (pcd/h) for ballistic threats versus cylindrical components. The EM is called the Cylindrical Component Methodology (CCM). The methodology is based on a fraction of circumference removal kill criterion and is applicable to both hollow and solid cylindrical components (e.g., control tubes, drive shafts). The EM directly computes the pcd/h for each encounter, eliminating the need to use predetermined pcd/h tables for these component types. The CCM EM was integrated into the latest version of MUVES-S2 in fiscal year 2016.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: April 1, 2017