Oblique Impacts in Frictional Targets – Implications for Crater Size and Scaling

@inproceedings{Elbeshausen2009ObliqueII,
  title={Oblique Impacts in Frictional Targets – Implications for Crater Size and Scaling},
  author={Dirk Elbeshausen and Kai W{\"u}nnemann and Gareth S Collins},
  year={2009}
}
Introduction: Almost every meteorite impact occurs at an oblique angle of incidence. However, the effect of the impact angle on the crater size or the formation mechanism is only poorly understood and not yet considered in current scaling laws. Here we present the results of a comprehensive, systematic numerical modeling study containing more than 200 three-dimensional hydrocode-simulations covering a broad range of projectile-sizes, impact angles and friction coefficients. Scaling of crater… CONTINUE READING