Accession Number:

ADA614924

Title:

Effect of Explosion Bulge Test Parameters on the Measurement of Deformation Resistance for Steel

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION FISHERMANS BEND (AUSTRALIA) LAND DIV

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This paper investigates the effects of varying some of the explosion bulge test conditions on assessment of the plate deformation resistance bulge depth and plate thinning, focusing on four parameters a use of cardboard wrapping to provide thermal insulation for the test plate prior to blasting b changing the means of supporting the charge above the plate from a cardboard box enclosure to a suspended stocking, c effect of testing temperature, and d the effect of crack starter weld beads on plate deformation. Of the four parameters, it was found that the use of a cardboard box enclosure provides measurably different outcomes compared to a charge suspended from the ceiling by a stocking.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE