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- 2Particle tracking velocimetry
Improvements in computational and analytical modelling of large-scale impact and catastrophic disruption events will come from a better understanding of the failure processes that are active during high strain-rate events. In this study we investigate the dynamic compressive failure and...
Impact Failure of Planetary Materials: Lateral Field Ejecta Measurements using Particle Image VelocimetryDownload
The dynamic fragmentation of a fine grained granitoid material has been examined. Target thicknesses ranged from 7 to 40 mm and impact energies from 12 to 2,500 J. Combined particle image velocimetry and image enhancement techniques are introduced and have been used to measure the size and...
Debris Field Kinetics during the Dynamic Fragmentation of Polyphase Natural Ceramic Blocks: Ejecta Measurements and Damage ModesDownload
The dynamic fragmentation of coarse and fine grained granitoid blocks during impact has been examined for energies of 1.9 kJ to 3.0 kJ and 2.7 kJ to 6.8 kJ, respectively. A particle tracking algorithm was developed to measure ejecta size and velocity at the rear of the target for a horizontal...
Dynamic Fragmentation of Planetary Materials: Length Scale Quantification and Semi-Analytical ModellingDownload
The dynamic fragmentation of planetary materials during impact into finite targets has been examined. A particle tracking algorithm was implemented to estimate the size and velocity of fragments ejected from the rear of the target. A total of 76 experiments were performed for four material,...
The dynamic fragmentation of granite at impact energies of 6–28 J is examined in this paper. Results indicate that more dense materials, or those with a higher quartz content, produce less fractured mass, and have larger dominant fragment sizes and smaller aspect ratios in their fragment...