Journal of Computations & Modelling

Implementation of a Discrete Element Method for the space-time modeling of loading in the case of a soft shock: qualitative approach

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    The aim of this study is to modelize the space-time loading induced on a target by a deformable impactor, in the case of a ”soft” shock. The originality of this work resides in the use of discrete elements to model the behaviour of the impactor, where large displacements and deformations can occur. A qualitative analysis is then developed to describe the changes in load applied to the target, as a function of the parameters relevant to such a shock.