Accession Number:

ADA364753

Title:

Study of Isodamage Prediction for Enhanced Payloads

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jul 95-30 Sep 96

Corporate Author:

J G ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSOCIATES BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Isodamage curves give information concerning the failure of structures, machines and other elements. The ordinate and abcissa of the isodamage curve are associated with the physical parameters of the failure mechanism. The curve itself is a constant energy curve which predicts degrees of damage as a function of the physical parameters. At least one experimental point is necessary to construct the isodamage curve. Using this one point, the entire isodamage curve can be constructed along with the curve which will result in more damage and those for less damage. In this study methods for obtaining isodamage curves for equipment located in command and control facilities, and biological and chemical facilities, in support of the Enhanced Payloads Program at DSWA will be developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE