Effect of Coarse Aggregate Type on the Residual Velocity of Rigid Projectile Perforating Concrete Target


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Algorithms for generating and distributing random 3D sphere coarse aggregates were proposed. The 3D finite element mesoscale concrete model, which consists of mortar matrix and coarse aggregates, was established based on the theory of background element and material identification. The interfacial transition zone was simplified as a kind of contact between elements. Based on this model, continuous finite element code was used to simulate the process of rigid projectiles perforating concrete targets and the effect of 3 different coarse aggregate types on residual velocities was analyzed. This work indicates that the strength and density of coarse aggregates affects the residual velocity under lower and higher impact velocity respectively.



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Abdel Hamid Ismail Mourad and József Kázmér Tar




Z. J. Zhang et al., "Effect of Coarse Aggregate Type on the Residual Velocity of Rigid Projectile Perforating Concrete Target", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 527, pp. 7-12, 2014

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February 2014




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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2172/41367

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