Breakup of shells under explosion and impact.

  title={Breakup of shells under explosion and impact.},
  author={Falk K. Wittel and Ferenc Kun and Hans J. Herrmann and Bernd Kr{\"o}plin},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={71 1 Pt 2},
A theoretical and experimental study of the fragmentation of closed thin shells made of a disordered brittle material is presented. Experiments were performed on eggshells under two different loading conditions: fragmentation due to an impact with a hard wall and explosion by a combustion mixture giving rise to power law fragment size distributions. For the… CONTINUE READING