A model for debris clouds produced by impact of hypervelocity projectiles on multiplate structures

Qingming Zhang; Renrong Long; Fenglei Huang; Li Chen; Yuesheng Fu
November 2008
Applied Physics Letters;11/24/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 21, p211905
Academic Journal
Hypervelocity impact of spherical and cylindrical projectiles on multipate shields at velocities between 4 and 6 km/s was investigated experimentally. A model was developed to describe the motion of the debris clouds generated. Good agreement was obtained between the experimental and simulation results. The model is capable of predicting damage induced by the impact and can be applied to the optimization and design of multiplate shields.


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