Experimental and numerical study on penetration of micro/nano diamond particle into metal by underwater shock wave


  • S Tanaka
  • K Hokamoto
  • S Itoh




In order to develop composite materials, new attempting was conducted. When an explosive is exploded in water, underwater shock wave is generated. Metal plate is accelerated by the underwater shock wave and collided with diamond particles at high velocity. In this paper, pure aluminum and magnesium alloy plates are used as matrix. Micro and nano sized diamond particles were used as reinforcement. Micro diamond particles were closely coated on metal surface. Some of micro diamond particles were penetrated into aluminum. Improvement of base metal property (wearing resistance) was verified by wear test for recovering metal plate. In order to confirm the deformation of the aluminum plate during the collision with diamond particles, simplified numerical simulation was conducted by using LS-DYNA software. From the result of numerical simulation, large deformation of aluminum and process of particle penetration were verified.


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How to Cite

Tanaka, S., Hokamoto, K. and Itoh, S. (2010) “Experimental and numerical study on penetration of micro/nano diamond particle into metal by underwater shock wave”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 4(3), pp. 233-239. doi: 10.1260/1750-9548.4.3.233.




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