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High-Velocity Impact Phenomena - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124089501, 9780323144988

High-Velocity Impact Phenomena

1st Edition

Editor: Ray Kinslow
eBook ISBN: 9780323144988
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th April 1970
Page Count: 592
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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


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