A comprehensive treatment to the fragment identification and statistics for the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) simulation of hypervelocity impact is presented. Based on SPH method, combined with finite element method (FEM), the computation is performed. The fragments are identified by a new pre- and post-processing algorithm and then converted into a binary graph. The number of fragments and the attached SPH particles are determined by counting the quantity of connected domains on the binary graph. The size, velocity vector and mass of each fragment are calculated by the particles summation and weighted average. The dependence of this method on finite element edge length and simulation terminal time is discussed. An example of tungsten rods impacting steel plates is given for calibration. The computation results match experiments well and demonstrate the effectiveness of this method. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Zhang, X., Jia, G., & Huang, H. (2011). Fragment identification and statistics method of hypervelocity impact SPH simulation. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 24(1), 18–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1000-9361(11)60003-4