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Author Katsuragi, Hiroaki, author.

Title Physics of soft impact and cratering / Hiroaki Katsuragi.

Published Tokyo ; Heidelberg : Springer, [2015].


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Lecture notes in physics, 0075-8450 ; volume 910
Lecture notes in physics ; volume 910. 0075-8450
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Springer Lecture Notes in Physics
Contents Introduction -- Scaling and dimensional analysis -- Constitutive laws -- Soft drag force -- Morphology of planetary impact craters -- Soft impact cratering -- Grains and dust dynamics -- Perspectives.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book focuses on the impact dynamics and cratering of soft matter to describe its importance, difficulty, and wide applicability to planetary-related problems. A comprehensive introduction to the dimensional analysis and constitutive laws that are necessary to discuss impact mechanics and cratering is first provided. Then, particular coverage is given to the impact of granular matter, which is one of the most crucial constituents for geophysics. While granular matter shows both solid-like and fluid-like behaviors, neither solid nor fluid dynamics is sufficient to fully understand the physics of granular matter. In order to reveal its fundamental properties, extensive impact tests have been carried out recently. The author reveals the findings of these recent studies as well as what remains unsolved in terms of impact dynamics. Impact crater morphology with various soft matter impacts also is discussed intensively. Various experimental and observational results up to the recent Itokawa asteroid's terrain and nanocrater are reviewed and explained mainly by dimensional analysis. The author discusses perspectives of the relation between soft matter physics and planetary science, because it is an important step towards unifying physics and planetary science, in both of which fields crater morphology has been studied independently.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Impact.
Impact craters.
Planetary science.
Amorphous substances.
Complex fluids.
ISBN 9784431556480 electronic bk.
4431556486 electronic bk.
9784431556473 (pbk.)
4431556478 (pbk.)
Standard Number 9784431556473