Stationary contact between a cylindrical metallic projectile and a flat target surface under conditions of dwell
2004 (English)In: International Journal of Impact Engineering, ISSN 0734-743X, Vol. 30, no 6, 1265-1282 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Armour systems capable of defeating an incoming projectile on the surface of a ceramic target have been reported. This capability, called interface defeat or dwell, signifies that the projectile material is forced to flow radially on the surface of the target without penetrating significantly. Under such flow conditions, the hydrodynamic pressure is normally the most important part of the normal load on the target surface. Therefore, projectile properties such as yield strength and compressibility are commonly ignored or assumed to contribute only marginally. In order to investigate the effects of these properties, an analytical expression was derived for the normal load from a cylindrical metallic projectile impacting on a flat, rigid and friction-free surface, which includes the contributions from yield strength and compressibility in addition to that of inertia. At an impact velocity representative of today's ordinance velocities, the contributions to load intensity on the axis from yield strength and compressibility were found to be 15% and 3.4%, respectively, of that of inertia. The analytical results and Autodyn-2D numerical simulations show good agreement within a projectile radius from the axis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 30, no 6, 1265-1282 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-95106DOI: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2003.09.001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-95106DiVA: diva2:169192