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Damping Function In The Penetration/perforation Dynamics Of Rigid Projectiles

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU080261

Volume

98

Pages

10

Page Range

263 - 272

Published

2008

Size

498 kb

Author(s)

X. W. Chen, X. L. Li & K. W. Deng

Abstract

Damping function in the penetration/perforation dynamics of rigid projectiles X. W. Chen, X. L. Li & K. W. Deng Institute of Structural Mechanics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, P.O. Box 919-414, Mianyang City, Sichuan Province 621900, China Abstract This paper defines a third dimensionless parameter, i.e., the damping function, besides the impact function and geometry function of a projectile introduced by the author previously, in the penetration/perforation dynamics of a rigid projectile. It only depends on the interaction of projectile and target materials and is independent of projectile geometry. A general penetration resistance, which contains the terms of viscous effect and the dummy mass of a projectile induced by the deceleration effect, is adopted in the formulation. A dimensionless formula of depth of penetration is conducted with only these three parameters for general convex shapes of various rigid projectiles. Accounting for the influence of the damping function, the normal perforations of thick metallic plates struck by sharp nose rigid projectiles are studied further. Keywords: penetration, perforation, rigid projectile, damping function, metal, concrete, ceramics. 1 Introduction The experimental method is still one of the major means of penetration investigation. Usually, the empirical formulae are proposed by fitting normalization of a large amount of experimental data of different reduced or same scale firing tests, and are further applied to the prediction of other similar penetration problems. The Poncelet equation [1], i.e., 2 0( ) F A a bV = + , is the most venerable and classical empirical formula used to calculate the penetration

Keywords

penetration, perforation, rigid projectile, damping function, metal, concrete, ceramics.