This paper presents the results of experimental work on the wedge slamming impact problem. An experiment was done with a wedge model. The deadrise angle of the wedge was . The model was made in two parts: the outside part was made of a 5-mm-thick steel plate that could be assumed to be a rigid body, and the inside part was made of a thin SUS plate that could be assumed to be an elastic body. Thin SUS plate thicknesses of 2 mm and 3 mm were used to determine the effect of plate rigidity. The drop height was varied from 0.25 m to 1 m to determine the effect of a large deformation.
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