Modelling and Simulation of Elevation Dynamics of Main Battle Tank Weapon System with Linear Graph Method

Çakır M. F., Sezer S., Bayraktar M.

ARABIAN JOURNAL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, vol.49, no.2, pp.1-15, 2024 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-15
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The use of main battle tanks in armies goes back many years. The most crucial component is undoubtedly the weapon system. In this study, it is aimed to model the elevation dynamics of the weapon system that provides the movement of the weapon system in the vertical axis. The elevation dynamics consists of three parts: an electric motor, a driver, and a barrel. The barrel consists of two parts, a breech section and a muzzle section. Both parts are expected to have similar vibration characteristics. The linear graph method was preferred as the modeling method. First of all, the system components and types were determined, and the linear graph, normal tree, and tree links of the system were drawn. Then the state variables, primary and secondary variables, as well as the number of branches, nodes, and sources, were determined respectively. Elemental, continuity, and compatibility equations were written using the obtained graphs. By organizing these equations, state equations were obtained in standard form and matrix form. With the simulation studies carried out in Matlab/Simulink, the displacement, velocity, and acceleration responses of the breech and muzzle sections were obtained. When the obtained graphs were analyzed by considering the maximum and root mean square (RMS) values, it was observed that the breech and muzzle sections had similar vibration motions