Numerical Simulations of the Penetration of Glass Using Two Pressure-Dependent Constitutive Models

  • Sidney Chocron
  • Charles E. AndersonJr

Penetration of long gold (Au) rods into borosilicate glass was investigated experimentally as a function of impact velocity [1]. Flash radiography was used tomeasure the nose position and rod length as a function of time, and high-speed photography was used to measure the position of the failure front as a function of time. It was found that the failure front, which propagates at a speed much faster than the penetrating rod, quickly outdistances the projectile-target interface. Thus, except for the first few moments after impact, the rod presumably penetrates failed glass.


Impact Velocity Borosilicate Glass Equivalent Stress Triaxial Test Lower Impact Velocity 
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  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteEngineering Dynamics DepartmentSan AntonioUSA

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