A theory of plastic splashing

  • Piero Villaggio

    Università di Pisa, Italy


The fall on the ground of a highly deformable body is followed by a remarkable spread of the material on the plane of fall. Here we propose a model for determining the extent of the splashed mass and the time of arrest after the first contact with the ground.

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Piero Villaggio, A theory of plastic splashing. Atti Accad. Naz. Lincei Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 17 (2006), no. 2, pp. 89–93

DOI 10.4171/RLM/456