Accession Number:

AD0839152

Title:

RESPONSE OF STRUCTURES TO BLAST: A NEW CRITERION

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Distributed energy explosions and lumped energy explosions are examined in terms of two damage criteria currently in use 1 the peak overpressure and 2 the positive impulse per unit area. From these two diverse and partially contradicting items, the concept is developed that a suitable index for the damage potential of explosive blast is the impulse per unit area that it can deliver within some critical time.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Explosions
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE