Accession Number:

AD0628289

Title:

A FAILURE CRITERION FOR BLAST LOADED CYLINDRICAL SHELLS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

The results of an extensive experimental program to study the plastic response of thin-walled, unstiffened cylindrical shells to external blast loading are presented. Empirical relations between the shell and blast parameters that satisfy a failure criterion based on a given level of plastic deformation are given. A comparison of calculated and actual overpressure values for 159 shells that had responses satisfying the failure criterion permanent deformation in the radial direction - 5 percent to 10 percent of the original diameter is made. The average deviation between these values is 14 percent.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Explosions
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE