Method of basic impactors for simplified modeling of penetration

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

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We suggest an engineering method that allows using the known (e.g., from the experiments) data on the depth of penetration of several high-speed impactors for predicting the depth of penetration for the impactors having different shapes. The suggested method is based on the conjecture that a complete description of the impactor-shield interaction model for determining the depth of penetration is redundant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-618
Number of pages5
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2009


  • Depth of penetration
  • Engineering method
  • Impact
  • Shield


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