L-167 Fragment Impact Database (FRAID) Version 1.10 - User Guide

August 2010
Dr Pierre-François Péron (Warhead Technology)

The Fragment Impact Database (FRAID) gathers information related to fragment impact (FI) test results. In order to be as user friendly as possible, it was decided to develop the database under Excel. This would enable users to populate the database themselves with their own data and to use the graphic resources of Excel.
The main goals of FRAID database are:

  • to provide scientists and engineers with a tool, which is easy to use and update. It can be used to compare fragment impact response of various formulations and/or to assess the effect of various variables on response such as fragment shape, orientation or obliquity, target confinement, etc;
  • to provide modelers with a flexible research tool containing data required to validate models and including references;
  • to provide data on systems response to fragment attack.

The present document describes the database content.