Accession Number:

AD0477394

Title:

HARDENING TECHNOLOGY STUDIES. VOLUME IV-C. RESPONSE OF REENTRY VEHICLE- TYPE SHELLS TO BLAST LOADS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC SYSTEMS DIV NORTON AFB CA

Report Date:

1965-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

345.0

Abstract:

The response of re-entry vehicle-type shells to blast loads is investigated and is described in terms of surface loads on the vehicle. Extensive data on both surface pressures and structural response of cylindrical and conical shells are presented. Peak pressure and impulse are identified as the important load characteristics which determine structural response and critical loads are presented in these terms. A theoretical description of dynamic buckling of cylindrical shells subjected to transient surface pressures is given to explain observed modes of failure and to predict critical loads for buckling over a wide range of load and structural parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE