Effect of In-Plane Biaxial Compression Force on Penetration Resistance for Steel Plate

  • Najdat Asker Mahmood AL-Mansour University college
  • Mohammed Zakaria Salah Salem Mechanical.Eng. Nahrain University
Keywords: In-Plane Biaxial Compression, Steel Plate


The importance of penetration and perforation in to targets in both military and civilian applications has made it the subject of many investigations. But the bulk of these investigations was experimental rather than analytical or numerical because of complexity of the governing equations. Hence most of the

existing models are either mathematically rigorous or so simplified that they neglect many important parameters. Moreover, weight and cost are among the most important consideration in the design of perforation resistant systems (containment shields). Therefore, the present investigation has focused on the perforation and penetration of relatively thick metallic targets by rigid cylindro-ogival projectiles. To achieve the experimental part of this work a locally

manufactured compression device was built for this purpose where the target plate was subjected to biaxial compression load of about 0.6 of its buckling load. A life 7.62 mm ammunition with steal projectiles have been used to impact the targets at 400 and 600 m/s thus the exit velocity in terms of the impact velocity and the total work done at the target was derived for the case of biaxial compression. Comparison of the experimental and the analytical results showed a good

agreement while targets in the state of compression showed about 80% improvement in penetration resistance

How to Cite
Mahmood, N., & Salem, M. (2008). Effect of In-Plane Biaxial Compression Force on Penetration Resistance for Steel Plate. Al-Nahrain Journal for Engineering Sciences, 11(3), 469-477. Retrieved from https://nahje.com/index.php/main/article/view/543