Feasibility of a Blast Wave Attenuation Structure
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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This thesis begins with an overview of bombings in the United States, followed by the introduction of the Rankine Hugoniot equations for blast wave pressure. The subsequent chapters develop the one dimensional and two dimensional Euler equations. These equations are the solved using the MacCormack finite difference algorithm. The basis of the investigation then begins by placing pole, shear plate and wedge obstacles in the path of the blast wave. The results of these simulations are interpreted and conclusions presented. Finally a synopsis of the existing results and cost analysis for structure hardening are presented.