Modeling of impact problems using an h-adaptive, explicit Lagrangian finite element method in three dimensions

Academic Article


  • An h-adaptive algorithm was developed to enhance modeling of 3D impact problems. The algorithm utilizes a recovery-based error indicator involving the root mean square error of the Green-Lagrange strain. This indicator proved effective for identifying refinements in the contact region, which lead to improved solution accuracy. The effectiveness of the algorithm is demonstrated for both a reverse Taylor impact test and a ballistic penetration problem. Both the algorithm and implementation issues are discussed herein. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Bessette GC; Becker EB; Taylor LM; Littlefield DL
  • Start Page

  • 1649
  • End Page

  • 1679
  • Volume

  • 192
  • Issue

  • 13-14