Longitudinal Impact of a Shaped Projectile on a Hopkinson Bar

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C. Bacon

Laboratoire Matériaux En wmagement Fiabilité, E.N.S.A.M. Bordeaux, 33 405 Talence Cedex, France

J. Appl. Mech 61(2), 493-495 (Jun 01, 1994) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2901480 History: Received October 26, 1992; Revised April 06, 1993; Online March 31, 2008


A computational method is developed to calculate numerically the normal force generated by the impact of a nonuniform linearly elastic projectile on a Hopkinson bar. One-dimensional relations are used. In order to assess the validity of the method, it is compared with an analytical solution in the case of the impact of a truncated cone on a rigid half-space. Then some practical applications are performed to predict the force generated by the impact of different truncated cones on a Hopkinson bar. We show that a perfect ramp load is only generated by the impact of a truncated cone on a rigid half-space.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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