Off-Center High Velocity Impact on Cylindrical Pipes and Shells

D. Weihs, D. Rittel

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Damage to cylindrical shells, such as pipes and structural elements, that results from collision with supersonically moving particles is studied. Unlike existing work, we examine the effects of off-center impact, where the impactor hits at an angle to the cylinder diameter at the point of contact. A numerical assessment of damage and perforation patterns is calculated. New types of damage patterns, including cases of breakup and ricocheting impactors are shown and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-537
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - 13 Apr 2021


  • Cylinder-sphere
  • Damage
  • High velocity
  • Off-center impact

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanics of Materials


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