Accession Number:

ADA093502

Title:

Impact Dynamics: Theory and Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

A review is presented of the state of the art in the analysis of materials and structures subjected to intense impulsive loading. Emphasis is placed on the penetration and perforation of solids and current developments in three-dimensional finite element and finite difference simulation of impact phenomena. The need for adequate characterization of material response and failure at high strain rates is emphasized and current capabilities highlighted. An assessment is made of anticipated developments and advances in high speed computers, high strain rate materials characterization, and in numerical simulation techniques which will contribute to improved design and reduced vulnerability of materials and structures to impact loading.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE