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Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8971353, 7 pages
Research Article

On the Horizontal Deviation of a Spinning Projectile Penetrating into Granular Systems

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Waseem Ghazi Alshanti

Received 6 March 2017; Accepted 17 May 2017; Published 6 June 2017

Academic Editor: José-Ignacio Hidalgo

Copyright © 2017 Waseem Ghazi Alshanti. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The absence of a general theory that describes the dynamical behavior of the particulate materials makes the numerical simulations the most current powerful tool that can grasp many mechanical problems relevant to the granular materials. In this paper, based on a two-dimensional soft particle discrete element method (DEM), a numerical approach is developed to investigate the consequence of the orthogonal impact into various granular beds of projectile rotating in both clockwise (CW) and counterclockwise (CCW) directions. Our results reveal that, depending on the rotation direction, there is a significant deviation of the -coordinate of the final stopping point of a spinning projectile from that of its original impact point. For CW rotations, a deviation to the right occurs while a left deviation has been recorded for CCW rotation case.