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Bourges, France

Couque H.,Nexter Munitions
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences | Year: 2014

The influence of strain rate over domains involving the thermal activation and the viscous drag behaviour of the dislocations is discussed. While it is recognized that the Koslky-Hopkinson technique or split Hopkinson pressure bar technique can generate data up to the upper strain-rate limit of the thermalactivated regime, it is necessary to use a direct impact Hopkinson pressure bar technique to access the viscous regime. Data generated with this technique are presented for a series of metals, including steel, nickel, copper and tungsten alloys. The motivation to generate such data is provided through three industrial applications. © 2014 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. Source

Nexter Munitions | Date: 2012-01-26

A micro-machined or micro-engraved safety and arming device for a pyrotechnic train of a projectile to which an axial spin motion is imparted during firing, the device includes a shutter to interrupt the pyrotechnic and being held immobile by at least two locks, a first lock or axial acceleration lock that is released further to the application of the acceleration during firing and a second lock that is a centrifugal lock released further to the spinning of the projectile.

A time control device for the movement of a micro-machined or micro-engraved counterweight with respect to a substrate, said counterweight incorporating at least one face having at least one indentation intended to cooperate with at least one other indentation on a housing in which said counterweight moves so as to ensure the delaying of said movement of said counterweight, wherein said one indentation on said counterweight respectively on said housing receiving said counterweight is made on at least one flexible tongue itself integral with said counterweight respectively said housing, said at least one flexible tongue being able to be deformed by bending during the displacement of said counterweight.

The subject-matter of the invention is a method for controlling the control surfaces of a projectile and the associated projectile comprising incidence steerable control surfaces and comprising at least two control surfaces, each one being rotatable with respect to the projectile around a pivot axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis X of the projectile, wherein the projectile comprises central means for controlling the control surfaces having at least a spherical shape, a control arm secured to the spherical shape and adapted to rotate the spherical shape, for each control surface a transmission member cooperating with the spherical shape and adapted to transmit to the control surface the rotation movements of the spherical shape, and means for positioning the arm.

Nexter Munitions | Date: 2013-03-05

An arrow-type sub-caliber projectile has a piercing bar extended by a conical portion, and is surrounded by a sabot made of a lightweight material and allows the firing of the projectile in a weapon. This conical portion has a tip of a heating-resistant material with a diameter less than half the diameter of the bar, the tip being connected to the bar by a support structure having no ballistic effects, the bar having a flat front face substantially to the diameter of the bar.

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