In this paper, the force-time histories of soft missiles, with and without filled water, impacting the target wall were investigated using finite element analysis. The force plate tests, with a dry missile (test FP8) and a wet missile (test FP16) carried out by Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), were used. The numerical analysis results were verified by comparing with those of experiments. A parametric analysis with different missile velocities was also performed to investigate the force-time history and impulse of the missile impact on target plate. Based on a comparison with the Riera approach, the coefficients were proposed to modify the Riera function. The analysis results show that, the Riera function accurately predicted the impact force time history in the case of the dry missile. However, in the case of the wet missile, the coefficients α from 1.24 to 1.45 are recommended to be added to the second term of the Riera function in the case in which the impact velocity is in the range of 70 m/s to 200 m/s.
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