Accession Number:

AD0604625

Title:

ELASTIC STRESS WAVES PRODUCED BY PRESSURE LOADS ON A SPHERICAL SHELL,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1955-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The memorandum treats the problem of stresses in a spherical elastic shell subjected to a plane pressure wave traveling across it with constant speed, a case of technical interest when considering the effect of blast waves on the structure of a missile in flight. The analysis is subject to the following principal assumptions 1 The effect of the sphere on the wave is neglected 2 Momentless thin shell theory is assumed to apply. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE