Vol.122, No.2, 2020, pp.295-323, doi:10.3970/cmes.2017.113.307
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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Numerical investigation of penetration in Ceramic/Aluminum targets using Smoothed particle hydrodynamics method and presenting a modified analytical model
  • Ehsan Hedayati1, Mohammad Vahedi2
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Technical Engineering, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Technical Engineering, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran.
Abstract
Radius of ceramic cone can largely contribute into final solution of analytic models of penetration into ceramic/metal targets. In the present research, a modified model based on radius of ceramic cone was presented for ceramic/aluminum targets. In order to investigate and evaluate accuracy of the presented analytic model, obtained results were compared against the results of the Florence’s analytic model and also against numerical modeling results. The phenomenon of impact onto ceramic/aluminum composites were modeled using smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) implemented utilizing ABAQUS Software. Results indicated that, with increasing initial velocity and ceramic thickness and decreasing support layer thickness, the radius of ceramic cone decreases; this ends up increasing residual velocity of the projectile and penetration time and extending the area across which the pressure is distributed. These findings indicate enhanced levels of target energy absorption and the required energy for bending and tensioning the target. As such, it can be observed that, at the same thickness and areal density, the ceramic target has its efficiency enhanced with increasing ceramic thickness and decreasing the support layer thickness. Finally, the results revealed that the associated data with SPH confirm the modified analytic model at higher accuracy than the Florence’s analytic model.
Keywords
Smoothed particle hydrodynamics, Florence’s analytic model, modified analytical model, energy absorption, ABAQUS, penetration, CMES.
Cite This Article
Hedayati, E., Vahedi, M. (2020). Numerical investigation of penetration in Ceramic/Aluminum targets using Smoothed particle hydrodynamics method and presenting a modified analytical model. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 122(2), 295–323.