Print Email Facebook Twitter An experimental and numerical investigation of sphere impact on alumina ceramic Title An experimental and numerical investigation of sphere impact on alumina ceramic Author Simons, E.C. Weerheijm, J. Toussaint, G. Sluys, L.J. Publication year 2020 Abstract In this study, the impact of a steel spherical projectile on an alumina ceramic is considered. New experimental and numerical results are presented and analysed. Numerical results are obtained using the Finite Element Method and the upgraded viscosity regularized Johnson-Holmquist-2 constitutive model to describe the ceramic material behaviour. First, a short investigation is done using 2d Finite Element simulations to establish a proper numerical framework. Second, the numerical framework is extended to 3d and experimental results are used to validate the framework and the ceramic material model. This shows that all relevant ceramic failure mechanisms are captured correctly and the framework and model can be used to simulate sphere impact on ceramic material. Third, the simulations are used to analyse the failure processes in the ceramic material in more detail. Here the focus lies in obtaining information which can currently not be retrieved from experiments. Timing and interaction of propagating conical and radial cracks are investigated and corroborate with the typical failure mechanisms observed in sphere impact on ceramic material. © 2020 Subject CeramicCone crackingExperimentImpactSimulationAluminaAluminum oxideFailure (mechanical)Numerical methodsSpheres2D finite element simulationFailure mechanismFailure processMaterial behaviourNumerical investigationsNumerical resultsSpherical projectilesTypical failuresFinite element method To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e5b9d560-6b34-4415-846f-842bec734e05 DOI https://doi.org/doi:j.ijimpeng.2020.103670/ TNO identifier 952538 Publisher Elsevier ISSN 0734-743X Source International Journal of Impact Engineering, 145 (145) Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.