University of Hertfordshire

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A Study of the effect of aspect ratio on fragmentation of explosively driven cylinders

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  • Tom De Vuyst
  • Rade Vignjevic
  • James C. Campbell
  • Andreas Klavzar
  • Marina Seidl
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, HVIS 2017
EditorsMark J. Burchell
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781510850040
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Oct 2017
Event14th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, HVIS 2017 - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Apr 201728 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameProcedia Engineering
ISSN (Electronic)1877-7058


Conference14th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, HVIS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


The work presented in this paper consists of a parametric study of explosively driven fracture and fragmentation of steel cylinders. The effect of cylinder height to wall thickness ratio on the failure mode and fragment shape is studied using a numerical model based on the meshless Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. The simulation results are supplemented with experiments with identical charge geometries and materials, to analyse the natural fragmentation behaviour of the different cylinders. Characteristic fragments were softly recovered in a water basin and fragment mass distributions are compared to the simulation results.

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