Accession Number:

AD0783861

Title:

Finite Element Solution of the Interaction of a Plane Acoustic Blast Wave and a Cylindric Structure.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The finite element method is used to study the structural response of a submarine to an acoustic blast wave. Encounter geometry is restricted to the case of a plane wave front parallel to the axis of a right-circular cylindric structure. It is shown that the blast wave propagation may be studied separately from the structural response. For the case considered this separation allows a two-dimensional formulation of the propagation problem while retaining a three-dimensional structural model. Propagation results are found to agree well with analytic results obtained by others. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Explosions
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE