Accession Number:

ADA252856

Title:

Nonlinear Dynamic Response of Cylindrical Shells Subjected to Underwater Side-On Explosions

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

Two studies were performed to enhance the understanding of phenomena occurring in shell structures subjected to side-on underwater explosions. In the first, a numerical analysis was performed to investigate the non-linear response of cylindrical shells subjected to near-field side-on underwater explosions. In the second study, a numerical analysis of a cylindrical shell subjected to a far-field underwater explosion was compared with the results from an underwater explosion test. Sensitivity analyses were performed to determine the relative importance of various physical and numerical modelling factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE