Accession Number:

ADA093882

Title:

Basic Mechanisms of Spall from Near-Surface Explosions.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr-31 Oct 80,

Corporate Author:

APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

The current state of the art on explosion-induced spall in geologic materials is examined, with emphasis on spall in soil due to near surface explosions. At present there is neither a generally accepted, precise, technical definition of, nor a generally accepted technique for predicting explosion-induced spall in soil. Several mechanisms can cause spall in soil, and the key to a better understanding of soil spall is a better understanding of soil tensile stress-strain behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE