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Soft capture of 'shrapnel' in foams

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To fully understand the damage potential of fragments from bomb and shell casings, it is necessary to capture them in their in-flight condition. This means they must be slowed from several times the speed of sound without further break-up or distortion. A new compaction model for stopping these high-velocity strips of metal in foamed or exfoliated material has been developed and found to match experimental data.

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