High-Velocity Impact Phenomena

High-Velocity Impact Phenomena

1st Edition - April 30, 1970

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  • Editor: Ray Kinslow
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144988

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High-Velocity Impact Phenomena covers a wide range of pertinent topics dealing with impact phenomena. The book discusses hypervelocity accelerators; stress wave propagation in solids; and the theory of impact. The text also describes the application of the theory of impact on thin targets and shields and correlation with experiment; the numerical evaluation of hypervelocity impact phenomena; and analytical studies of impact-generated shock propagation. The equation of state of solids from shock wave studies; metallurgical observations and energy partitioning; and engineering considerations in hypervelocity impact are also encompassed. Design engineers will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    I. Hypervelocity Accelerators

    I. Introduction

    II. Gun Accelerators

    III. Explosive Accelerators

    IV. Summary


    II. Stress Wave Propagation in Solids

    I. Introduction

    II. Stress Wave Propagation in an Infinite, Elastic Medium

    III. Stress Wave Propagation in an Elastic Half Space

    IV. Elastic Waves in Laminated Media

    V. Summary


    III. Theory of Impact: Some General Principles and the Method of Eulerian Codes

    I. Introduction

    II. Late-Stage Equivalence: An Asymptotic Theory for Late Time

    III. Dimensional Analysis, Self-Similarity, and Late-Stage Equivalence

    IV. OIL: An Eulerian Hydrodynamic Code

    V. RPM: The OIL Code with Strength


    IV. Theory of Impact on Thin Targets and Shields and Correlations with Experiment

    I. Introduction

    II. Theoretical Model—One-Dimensional Analysis

    III. Theoretical Model—Two-Dimensional Analysis

    IV. Discussion


    V. Numerical Evaluation of Hypervelocity Impact Phenomena

    I. Introduction

    II. Regimes of Material Response

    III. Governing Equations

    IV. Laminated Meteor Bumpers

    V. Hollowed Projectiles

    VI. Crater Predictions for Thick Targets


    VI. Analytical Studies of Impact-General Shock Propagation: Survey and New Results

    List of Symbols

    I. Introduction

    II. Formulation of the Problem

    III. Similarity Requirements

    IV. The Perfect-Gas Case

    V. The Real-Fluid Case

    VI. Concluding Remarks

    Appendix: Approximate Solution of the Plane Wave, Perfect-Gas Case


    VII. The Equation of State of Solids from Shock Wave Studies

    I. Introduction

    II. Theoretical Considerations and Calculation Techniques

    III. The Equation of State of the Standards

    IV. The Equation of State of Solids

    V. The Method of Mixtures

    VI. Elastic-Plastic Flow


    VIII. Metallurgical Observation and Energy Partitioning

    I. Hypervelocity and the Cratering Phenomenon

    II. Historical Development

    III. Metallurgical Property Influences on Metal Deformation as a Function of Test Velocity

    IV. The Role of Magnification in Modeling

    V. Correlating Model and Test Data

    VI. Supportive Metallurgical Observations

    VII. Theory of Cratering Based on Metal Properties

    VIII. Strain Energy Distribution under the Crater

    IX. The Relation of Energy Balances to Projectile Orientation

    X. Summary of Energy Balances

    XI. Energy Balances on 2S A1 Prestrained Targets

    XII. Calculation of Maximum Impact Damage from Material Properties

    XIII. Conclusions


    IX. Engineering Considerations in Hypervelocity Impact

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Observations

    III. Discussion


    Appendix A Shock Wave Data for Standard Materials

    Appendix B Shock Wave Data for Porous Materials

    Appendix C Shock Wave Data for Hugoniot Cross Checks

    Appendix D Shock Wave Data for Solids

    Appendix E Calculated Thermodynamic Results for Solids

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: April 30, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144988

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