A numerical solution is presented for the case of symmetric impact of two skewed plates, modeled to represent 6061-T6 Aluminum. The main features of the solution are, except near the impact face, the same as in previous solutions based on a rate-independent theory. Free-surface velocity-time profiles are obtained for the target rear surface. These profiles indicate that the fine structure of the normal velocity should be resolvable by means of a laser velocity-interferometer.

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