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HEMI Short Course: Penetration Dynamics with Dr. Charles E. Anderson, Jr.

February 17, 2015 @ 8:30 am - February 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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This two-day short course will focus on the penetration response of metallic and brittle materials. The first day will focus on the penetration response of metals and the second day will focus on the penetration response of brittle materials such as ceramics and glass.

Topics on the first day include similitude modeling; semi-infinite penetration; perforation; ballistic limit analysis; analytical modeling (hydrodynamic theory, Tate, and Walker-Anderson); deviations from hydrodynamic theory; rigid-body penetration; L/D effect; high-velocity effects; replica scale modeling; and impact inclination effects. Numerical simulations will be used to provide insights into the mechanics and physics of penetration.

Topics on the second day include failure waves; reverse ballistic experiments of gold rods into silicon carbide; penetration into intact, predamaged, and powder silicon carbide; penetration into glass by long rods, short rods, and spaced short rods; experimental methods for determining constitutive parameters for failed material (borosilicate glass and boron carbide), an analytical model for dwell; dwell and post-dwell penetration (silicon carbide and glass); ballistic experiments into transparent armor; and measurement of crack and damage velocities in glass. Again, numerical simulations will be used to provide insights into the mechanics and physics of penetration

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