Accession Number : ADA265877
Title : Modeling the Impact Behavior of AD85 Ceramic Under Multi-Axial Loading
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB WATERTOWN MA MATERIALS DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : Rajendran, A M
Report Date : May 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 45
Abstract : This report presents an advanced constitutive model to describe the complex behavior of ceramic materials under impact loading conditions. The governing equations utilize a set of microphysically based constitutive relationships to model deformation and damage processes in a ceramic. The total strain is decomposed into elastic, plastic, and microcracking components. The model parameters for AD85 ceramic were determined using the data from split Hopkinson bar (SHB) and bar-on-bar experiments under uniaxial stress state and plate impact experiment under uniaxial strain state. To further validate the generality of the model parameters, modeling of a diagnostic ballistic experiment in which a steel projectile impacted an AD85 ceramic front-faced thick aluminum plate was considered. In this experiment, stress histories were measured in the target by embedded manganin and carbon stress gauges. The results from the numerical simulations of the ballistic experiment using a shock wave propagation based finite element code successfully matched the measured stress history.
Descriptors : *IMPACT , *CERAMIC MATERIALS , *AXIAL LOADS , STRESSES , SIMULATION , PARAMETERS , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , NUMERICAL ANALYSIS , STRAIN(MECHANICS) , WAVE PROPAGATION , MANGANIN , MICROCRACKING , GAGES , BALLISTICS , DECOMPOSITION , DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT , PLASTIC PROPERTIES , SHOCK , ALUMINUM , STEEL , CARBON , ELASTIC PROPERTIES , DEFORMATION , PROJECTILES , DAMAGE , ARMOR
Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE