Physics of the damage from high-velocity impact
Anisimov S. I. , Bushman A. V., Kanel' G. I., Konstantinov A. B., Sagdeev R. Z. , Sugak S. G. , Fortov V. E.
A physical model is proposed for the damage caused to solids by high-velocity impact. Numerical calculations have been carried out on the dynamics of the damage to the shielding on the Vega space probe as it passes through the dust cloud of Halley's Comet.