A Study on the Kinetic Energy and Dispersion Behavior of High-velocity Impact-induced Debris Using SPH Technique

SPH 기법을 이용한 고속충돌 파편의 운동에너지와 분산거동 연구

  • Received : 2015.10.30
  • Accepted : 2016.03.31
  • Published : 2016.05.01


In this study, we investigate the dispersion behavior of debris and debris cloud generated by high-velocity impacts using the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) technique. The projectile and target plate were made of aluminum, and we confirm the validity of the SPH technique by comparing the measured major and minor axis lengths of the debris cloud in the reference with the predicted values obtained through the SPH analysis. We perform high-velocity impact and fracture analysis based on the verified SPH technique within the velocity ranges of 1.5~4 km/s, and we evaluate the dispersion behavior of debris induced by the impact in terms of its kinetic energy. The maximum dispersion radius of the debris on the witness plates located behind the target plate was increased with increasing impact velocity. We derive an empirical equation that is capable of predicting the dispersion radius, and we found that 95% of the total kinetic energy of the debris was concentrated within 50% of the maximum dispersion radius.


High-velocity Impact;Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics;Debris;Dispersion Radius


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Grant : 기초연구

Supported by : 한양대학교