Finite Element Simulation and Experimental Studies on Projectile Perforation of Circular and Rectangular Plates


Article Preview

Experiments and simulations on projectile impact to circular and rectangular plates made of aluminum alloy 2024-T3 were carried out. Ballistic limit and deformation of circular plates and rectangular plates at impact point were examined. The experimental results were compared with the simulation ones which calculated using the materials properties experimentally obtained. The effects of mesh size and fracture strain on both the crack limit velocity and the perforate limit velocity were discussed.



Edited by:

Woei-Shyan Lee, Shou-Hung Chang and I-Ling Chang






K. Yamada et al., "Finite Element Simulation and Experimental Studies on Projectile Perforation of Circular and Rectangular Plates", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 715, pp. 68-73, 2016

Online since:

September 2016




* - Corresponding Author

[1] Michael Chun-Yung Niu, Airframe Structural Design: Practical Design Information and Data on Aircraft Structures, Hong Kong Conmilit Press, (1988).

[2] Michael Chun-Yung Niu, Airframe Stress Analysis and Sizing, Hong Kong Conmilit Press, (1997).

[3] N. Jones, J. K. Paik, Impact perforation of aluminium alloy plates, Int. J. Impact Eng. 48 (2012) 46-53.

[4] L. Antoinat, R. Kubler, J. -L. Barou, P. Viot, L. Barrallier, Perforation of aluminium alloy thin plates, Int. J. Impact Eng. 75 (2015) 255-267.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2014.07.017

[5] Q. He, Z. Xie, H. Xuan, W. Hong, Ballistic testing and theoretical analysis for perforation mechanism of the fan casing and fragmentation of the released blade, Int. J. Impact Eng. 91 (2016) 80-93.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.01.001

[6] M. Nishida, K. Tanaka, Experimental study of perforation and cracking of water-filled aluminum tubes impacted by steel spheres, , Int. J. Impact Eng. 32 (2006) 2000-(2016).

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2005.06.010

[7] E. Voce, The relationship between stress and strain for homogeneous deformation, J. Inst. Metals. 74 (1948) 537-562.

[8] J.H. Palm, Stress-strain relation for uniaxial loading, Appl. Sci. Res Sect. A 1 (1948) 198-210.

[9] E. Voce, A practical strain-hardening function, Metallurgia, 51 (1955) 219-226.

[10] Y. Chen, A.H. Clausen, O.S. Hopperstad, M. Langseth, Stress–strain behaviour of aluminium alloys at a wide range of strain rates, Int. J. Solids Struct. 46 (2009) 3825–3835.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2009.07.013

In order to see related information, you need to Login.