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The Dynamic Response of Brittle Materials under Impact Loading

  • Zhijia Zheng , Enzhi Wang , Xiaoli Liu , Zhuoping Duan EMAIL logo , Liansheng Zhang , Zhuocheng Ou and Jianwen Zhong


In order to make sense of the dynamic response of brittle materials under the certain range of impact strength, the numerical simulation for two kinds of representative ones glass and ceramic are conducted, in which the elastic micro-crack damage model is used. The plane impact experiments of ceramic and glass are summarized, which are used to compare with the simulation results. The simulation results show that the dynamic responses of brittle materials, failure wave and the plastic-like response appeared in glass and ceramic respectively are depended on their micro-cracks distribution in meso-scale. And moreover, both of failure wave and the plastic-like response are controlled by the same mechanism, and the different phenomena are just influenced by the size and distribution of the micro-cracks.

MSC 2010: 74J40; 74M20; 74R05

Funding statement: The authors would like to acknowledge the support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant no.11221202, by the National Basic Research Program of China under Grant no.2013CB035903.


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Received: 2016-2-3
Accepted: 2016-12-29
Published Online: 2017-3-16
Published in Print: 2017-4-1

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