Penetration by non-monolithic and monolithic high-speed impactors

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

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We compared the depths of penetration into a semi-infinite shield by a monolithic striker and by a sequence of several segments having the same total mass (a segmented impactor). It is assumed that the striker and the segments do not experience deformation during their penetration. The comparison is based on two approximate models, and it is performed using analytical and numerical approaches. The results predict the advantage of the segmented striker over the monolithic impactor for large impact velocities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-496
Number of pages16
JournalMechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2007


  • Depth
  • Impact
  • Penetration
  • Projectile
  • Segmented


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