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Here we carry out a systematic parametric study of a uniform cylindrical missile impacting rigid or elastic structures. We give an analytical result for the impact force in case of rigid target. A new parameter, the damage potential is introduced and it is shown that this single dimensionless combination of the parameters describes the course of th...
Impact of missiles into reinforced concrete structures can have various effects. Soft impacts (deformation of missile is more significant than deformation of target structure) might cause global failure, while hard impacts of quasi-rigid missiles only affect the impact zone and cause local failure such as cracks, penetration, perforation, etc. In o...
The Riera approach is the most commonly used method for modelling the global effects of a deformable missile on a rigid engineering structure. The Riera approach assumes the normal impact of a rigid perfectly plastic missile that only crushes at the cross-section adjacent to the target. It also neglects the effects of target deformation. Our resear...