Steady State Penetration Of Rigid Perfectly Plastic Targets

R. C. Batra, Missouri University of Science and Technology
T. W. Wright


The problem of steady penetration by a semi-infinite, rigid penetrator into an infinite, rigid/perfectly plastic target has been studied. The rod is assumed to be cylindrical, with a hemispherical nose, and the target is assumed to obey the Von-Mises yield criterion with the associated flow rule. Contact between target and penetrator has been assumed to be smooth and frictionless. Results computed and presented graphically include the velocity field in the target, the tangential velocity of target particles on the penetrator nose, normal pressure over the penetrator nose, and the dependence of the axial resisting force on penetrator speed and target strength. © 1986.