|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics|
|Editors||H. Alyenbach, A. Öcshner|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Oct 2018|
The terms perforation and penetration are used frequently throughout this chapter. It should however be noted that there is a significant difference between the two terms. Penetration refers to the ballistic impact of a target which results in the projectile becoming embedded or ricocheting off the target. Perforation describes the projectile impacting the target and passing completely through it. Plugging refers to the mechanical process of the formation of a plug of target material once it has been impacted by a projectile.
- Analytical methods
- Energy-based methods
- Penetration and perforation mechanics