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Physical Review E
We report on the penetration of cylindrical projectiles dropped from rest into a dry, noncohesive granular medium. The cylinder length, diameter, density, and tip shape are all explicitly varied. For deep penetrations, as compared to the cylinder diameter, the data collapse onto a single scaling law that varies as the 1/3 power of the total drop distance, the 1/2 power of cylinder length, and the 1/6 power of cylinder diameter. For shallow penetrations, the projectile shape plays a crucial role with sharper objects penetrating deeper.
© 2003 American Physical Society. You can view the original article at: https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.68.060301
Newhall, K. A. (2003). Projectile-Shape Dependence of Impact Craters in Loose Granular Media. Physical Review E, 68 (6), 060301-1-060301-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.68.060301
Date Posted: 13 October 2017
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