Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given to an individual(s) whose paper, presented at a Hypervelocity Impact Symposium and published in the proceedings, is ranked best.

The criteria for selection includes:

  • Originality
  • Difficulty of research
  • Importance of research
  • Excellence of the written paper

Candidates for the award are nominated by Chairpersons preceding over upcoming Symposium technical sessions. Nominations are typically made at the manuscript review meeting held approximately four months prior to the Symposium. The nominations are presented to the Awards Committee who rank for final selection. The Society President is then notified for concurrence.

The recipient(s) for the Best Paper Award is announced at the upcoming Symposium. The award consists of a plaque and a monetary remuneration.

Best Paper Award Recipients

  • 1989: D. L. Orphal and R. R. Franzen, Penetration Mechanics and Performance of Continuous and Segmented Rods Against Confined Glass and Ceramic Targets A. J. Piekutowski, A Simple Model for the Formation of Debris Clouds
  • 1992: C. E. Anderson, Jr., D. L. Littlefield, and J. D. Walker, Long-Rod Penetration, Target Resistance, and Hypervelocity Impact D. A. Crawford and P. H. Schultz, The Production and Evolution of Impact Generated Magnetic Fields
  • 1994: D. A. Crawford, M. B. Boslough, T. G. Trucano, and A. C. Robinson, The Impact of Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter
  • 1996: D. E. Grady and M. E. Kipp, Fragmentation Properties of Metals
  • 1998: M. D. Furnish, L. C. Chhabildas, and W. D. Reinhart, Time-Resolved Particle Velocity Measurements at Impact Velocities of 10 km/s
  • 2000: J. M. Dahl and P. H. Schultz, Measurement of Stress Wave Asymmetrics in Hypervelocity Projectile Impact Experiments
  • 2003: T. J. Vogler, T. F. Thornhill, W. D. Reinhart, L. C. Chhabildas, D. E. Grady, L. T. Wilson, O. A. Hurricane, and A. Sunwoo, Fragmentation of Materials in Expanding Tube Experiments
  • 2005: R. A. Clegg, D. M. White, W. Riedel, and W. Harwick, Hypervelocity Impact Damage Prediction in Composites: Part I - Material Model and Characterization
  • 2007: C. S. Alexander, L. C. Chhabildas, W. D. Reinhart, and D. W. Templeton, Changes to the Shock Response of Fused Quartz Due to Glass Modification
  • 2010: G. A. Shvestsov, A. D. Matrosov, S. V. Fedorov, A. V. Babkin, and S. V. Ladov, Effect of External Magnetic Fields on Shaped-Charge Operation
  • 2012: W.C. Uhlig and C.R. Hummer, In-flight Conductivity and Temperature Measurements of Hypervelocity Projectiles J.D. Walker, S. Chocron, D.D. Durda, D.J. Grosch, N. Movshovitz, D.C. Richardson, and E. Asphaug, Scale-Size Effect in Momentum Enhancement
  • 2015: David A. Crawford, Computational Modeling of Electrostatic Charge and Fields Produced by Hypervelocity Impact
  • 2017: Erkai Watson, Mark Gulde, Stefan Hiermaier, Fragment Tracking in Hypervelocity Impact Experiments
  • 2019: David A. Crawford, Simulations of magnetic fields produced by asteroid impact: Possible implications for planetary paleomagnetism.