Theoretical Calculation of Iso-Damage Characteristics
J G ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSOCIATES BALTIMORE MD
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This report contains methods for constructing iso-damage curves for structures. The results for the cylindrical shell are given in detail. It is shown that by starting with the theory presented here we can derive the empirical relation developed by Johnson several years ago. The theory of damage due to short duration contact explosions is presented and the results are compared with experiment. A series of curves are presented which give the damage sensitivity of cylinders as a function of the ratios of diameter to thickness and length to diameter.