A Review on Mechanics of Impacts on Steel Plates

  • O. H. Aliyu Department of Building, Federal University Birnin Kebbi, PMB 1157, Kebbi State, Nigeria
Keywords: Damage mechanics, minimum and critical energy for perforation, residual velocity, ballistic limit and force time-histories


This paper is a review of research works carried out within the last three centuries, describing the physical phenomenon that ensues when low and high velocity projectiles/missiles impact upon steel plates. It reviews the various developments in the experimental, analytical and computational models employed in evaluating local and global impact responses; work required for plastic deformation; minimum energy required for perforation as well as the determination of residual projectile velocities. It shows how an understanding of the material as well as the fracture mechanics of impact plays a crucial role in facilitating the accurate analytical and numerical predictions of impact phenomena.


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Aliyu, O. H. (2020). A Review on Mechanics of Impacts on Steel Plates. Journal of Engineering Research, 24(1), 12-28. Retrieved from http://jer.unilag.edu.ng/article/view/583