Accession Number:

ADA109718

Title:

The Relationship Between Material Properties, Residual Stresses and Cavity Radius Due to a Nuclear Explosion.

Descriptive Note:

Topical rept. 26 Sep 75-1 May 76,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The influence of material properties on the magnitude of the residual stresses around a nuclear cavity is examined. Particular attention in given to the effect on peak transverse residual stresses of parametrically varying material properties such as water content, percentage of air-filled voids, elastic properties, shear strength and depth of burial. The influence of these parametric variations on the final cavity radius is discussed. A correlation between peak residual stress and cavity radius is noted a larger cavity radius implies a smaller residual stress. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE