I have some questions about the paper
- The scaling of impact processes in planetary sciences. K.A. Holsapple, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 21, 333 (1993); available as an author eprint on ResearchGate.
and I have some questions about how applicable it is to measuring yield strengths of materials.
If anyone has read the paper (and hopefully also understood it), do you think it is possible to extract values for diameter & depth of a crater from a laboratory experiment and then: assuming that the shape of the crater is a cone with its tip cut off calculate the volume of the crater, $V$, which appears in equations (1, 2 & especially 3)?
From there, is it possible to use these equations to calculate the yield strength $Y$ of the material strength, and hopefully go on to categorise different target material based on their yield strength?
I want to go on with this plan which would require me to spend time building the basics needed to understand the paper, but I am looking for guidance since I am not sure about the validity of the plan.