Hole growth characterisation for hypervelocity impacts in thin targets

Gardner, David J. and McDonnell, J.A.M. and Collier, I. (1997) Hole growth characterisation for hypervelocity impacts in thin targets. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 19 (7). pp. 589-602. ISSN 0734-743X. (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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Interpretation of the flux data of hypervelocity impact craters and perforations from recovered metallic satellite surfaces (such as from NASA's LDEF and ESA's Eureca) is primarily directed towards the derivation of particle diameters. This requires careful calibration, especially in the transition region near to marginal perforation for targets of finite thickness. This calibration is usually in the form of a ''hole growth equation''. Although several thin foil formulae exist and many thick target formulae, the only established equation which attempts to interpret near marginal impacts does not seek to interpret impacts where the perforation is smaller than the foil thickness. In this work intuitive trends are used to select an appropriate mathematical form for a new equation, after which hypervelocity impact data on thin foils are used for defining the parameters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: hypervelocity; foil; penetration; impact
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 1914 14:48
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 10:37
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18066 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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