A study on the fragmentation of space debris particles at high-speed collision / A. B. Kiselev, V. A. Yarunichev. // Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seriya 1. Matematika. Mekhanika. 2009. № 2. P.  [Moscow Univ. Mech. Bulletin. Vol. 72, N 2, 2017. P. 29-37].

A mathematical model was previously proposed by the first author to evaluate the number of fragments and their mass distribution at high-speed collision of two space debris particles and to determine their velocities after collision. The constants used in this model are assumed to be temperature-independent. In this paper it is shown that the consideration of temperature effects due to high-speed collision of particles leads to the formation of smaller fragments and to a significant increase of their total number.

Key words: space debris, high-speed collision, fragmentation.

№ 2/2009