Numerical simulations of experiments on penetration of concrete targets

Vladimir Gold, James C. Pearson, George C. Vradis

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An experimental investigation was undertaken at DREV to look at the behavior of high velocity tungsten alloy projectiles impacting semi-infinite rolled homogeneous armor (RHA) steel targets. In this study, the penetration mechanics of a tungsten rod impacting at high velocity striking velocity ranges from 1.9 to 3.5 km/s. For this range of velocities, the penetration depth is characterized as a function of the impact velocity. The crater formation is also discussed and numerical results characterize the plastic deformation in the region of the project/target interface are analyzed using the effective plastic strain method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Numerical Simulation Techniques for Penetration and Perforation of Solids
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791810259
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1993Dec 3 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
ISSN (Print)0160-8835


OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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