crater radius

crater radius

The average radius of the crater measured at the level corresponding to the original surface of the ground.
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The crater radius and depth depend on the material physical parameters like the Young's modulus and the Poisson's ratio.
Yield = [(Crater Radius at Lip/62.5 meters).sup.3.33].
The way it works is to model the crater as a hemi-spheroid, then find the mass of the ejecta, and then to calculate the energy required to lift the ejecta to an altitude equal to the crater radius. This method produces a minimalistic number, and is intended as a sanity check on the other methods: