Localized interaction models with non-constant friction for rigid penetrating impactors

G. Ben-Dor, A. Dubinsky, T. Elperin

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We suggest approximate penetration models for rigid body penetration that take into account sliding velocity (SV) and pressure dependence of the friction coefficient (FC). It is showed that introducing variable FC in a localized interaction model (LIM) yields a model that belongs to the class of LIM. We developed a general method for determining the depth of penetration (DOP) using the piecewise linear approximation of the impactor's generatrix. For some classes of SV dependent friction models we obtained analytical formulas for calculating the DOP. Using the experimental data available in the literature, we determined the dependencies of FC vs. pressure and SV. We conducted numerical modeling of penetration of a metal striker into metal and concrete shields employing models with variable and constant FC. Numerical simulations showed that taking into account variable FC strongly effects the DOP when FC changes appreciably for large velocities that are characteristic for the high-speed penetration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2593-2607
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2007


  • Friction coefficient
  • High speed impact
  • Penetration
  • Sliding velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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