HVI phenomena: Applications to space missions

MacDonnell, J.A.M. (1999) HVI phenomena: Applications to space missions. In: 6th Symposium on Hypervelocity Impact (HVIS 98). Elsevier, Oxford, England pp. 597-619. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Space Missions, by virtue of the energy required for geocentric or heliocentric orbits, generally explore and hence encounter objects at velocities in excess of terrestrial values for macroscopic objects. Their demand, to quantify impact relationships, extends from penetration to momentum exchange; from ionisation to plasma diagnostics. Response to the "need to know" in space and defence has led to the development of laboratory facilities and of hydrocodes; but because the parameter space of velocity and dimension in space cannot be replicated in full, the scaling of velocity and dimension is a vital element in establishing quantitative formula to decode space impact features. Such scaling - vital to generalised Formula for both astrophysical and engineering aspects of space research - is reviewed; hypervelocity impact products generated for cratering, marginal penetration, hole growth, impact momentum and ionisation charge and current in the space environment are presented.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Issue: 1 Pages: 597-619 Part: Part 2
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications),
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2009 13:09
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 11:01
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16912 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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