Keith Holsapple

Keith Holsapple has been a professor in Aeronautics & Astronautics since 1965. With a background in structures, engineering mechanics and numerical methods, his research interests are now focused on hypervelocity impacts and material and numerical modeling. He has been active in the studies of mitigation methods for Earth-threatening asteroids, has presented talks at various AIAA and NASA sponsored meetings and has performed code calculations of the mitigation of threatening asteroid and comets by impacts and by nuclear weapons.

Fragment Size Distribution As A Smoking Gun Of Asteroid Family Formation

Among the asteroids, small worlds orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, we find those genetically related to each other. They are members of the so-called asteroid families. These asteroids have very similar orbits and other physical characteristics, such as […]