Accession Number:

AD0606588

Title:

THE INTENSE STRESS FIELD PRODUCED IN THE ELASTIC EARTH BY A BOMB BLAST AT THE SURFACE,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1957-08-23

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A theory for the free stress field in the earth developed by a bomb blast at the surface is presented. The theory is based on the assumption that the earth is an elastic solid. The analysis is confined to the intense stress field developed shortly after the burst. Stresses and displace ments are calculated in explicit form and can be compared with test data when such is available. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE