STP664

    Analysis of Brittle Target Fracture from a Subsonic Water Drop Impact

    Published: Jan 1979


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    Abstract

    The erosive damage of an infrared transparent material by a subsonic water drop impact has been numerically simulated. The important early-time pressure loading characteristics from a water drop impact are discussed, and the predicted target damage (in terms of fracture patterns) is presented for variations in material flaw size, material gain size, and impact velocity.

    Keywords:

    fracture, microphysical failure model, subsonic erosion, water drop impact, numerical simulation, erosion


    Author Information:

    Rosenblatt, M
    Senior technical staff, California Research & Technology, Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif.

    Ito, YM
    Senior technical staff, California Research & Technology, Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif.

    Eggum, GE
    Senior technical staff, California Research & Technology, Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif.


    Paper ID: STP35803S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G02.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35803S


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