DYMAT 2009
Volume 1, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 421 - 427
Section Experimental Techniques
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 421-427
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009060

Experimental and numerical studies of cylindrical projectile high-velocity impact on steel targets in water

Z. Guo, X. Xiao, W. Zhang and Z. Mu

Hypervelocity Impact Research Center, Harbin Institute of Technology, PO Box 3020, Science Park, No. 2 Yikuang Street, Harbin 150080, P. R. China

Published online: 15 September 2009

This paper presents an experimental and numerical study on the impacts of cylindrical projectiles against A3 steel targets in a water-filled tank to study the water effects in the underwater penetration problems in ordnance velocity regime. A digital high-speed camera system is used to photograph the projectile motion and penetration process within the tank. Experimental tests and relevant simulations without water were also conducted for the purpose of comparison. Numerical simulations of the projectile impact on the targets were conducted using the non-linear finite element code AUTODYN-2D. The results show that the water has an important role in affecting the energy absorption mechanism of targets, thus leading to the target different deformation in size. A hydro-ballistic trajectory model was also proposed in the present study. Good agreement is found between the numerical simulations and the experimental results.

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