The Relationship Between Material Properties, Residual Stresses and Cavity Radius Due to a Nuclear Explosion.
Topical rept. 26 Sep 75-1 May 76,
SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE LA JOLLA CA
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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