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Hypervelocity Impacts onto Spherical Ice Targets with a Liquid Core

Landers, Karl (2017) Hypervelocity Impacts onto Spherical Ice Targets with a Liquid Core. Master of Research (MRes) thesis, University of Kent,. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:61273)

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Abstract

There has always been interest in icy bodies in the solar system. During the last 10 years there has been focus on icy moons such as Europa and the possible liquid layer underneath its ice shell. This thesis is a starting point for research into hypervelocity impacts impacting a spherical ice shell with a liquid core. It also compares the results to other hypervelocity impacts onto ice, for example Leliwa-Kopystynski (2005) et al. and Burchell et al. (1997).

The thesis also presents data relating to the impact events, this includes: crater depth, spall diameter, pit diameter, volume of the crater and variation in fragmentation. All these parameters of the impacts were analysed and compared with other data from similar studies that carried out experiment on solid spheres.

Other interesting qualitative data was gathered such as slow-motion videos of the impacts. The videos were divided into still images and then analysed. This couldn't be compared to other data as there are no similar videos in the scientific literature.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Research (MRes))
Thesis advisor: Burchell, Mark
Uncontrolled keywords: hyper-velocity hyper velocity impact spall catastrophic disruption craters europa ice light gas gun two stage two stage liquid centre
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 09:00 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61273 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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