Accession Number:

ADP000447

Title:

Explosion Containment: Progress, Scaling Laws, and Material Properties,

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BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OH

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Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The Battelle Ordnance Technology Section has been involved for several years with the development of Navy Tri-Service technology for the containment of explosions in portable spherical chambers. The central topic of this paper concerns the room temperature testing of a Frostline steel vessel with 22 repetitive explosions from 4.54 kg 10 lb charges of Composition C-4 high explosive. The cumulative plastic deformation of the shell has been analyzed in the impulse approximation to give effective values for the Frostline mechanical equation of state. Evidence of work hardening is found. Scaling laws predicting the peak elastic response of explosively loaded spherical shells are compared. Recent literature on the topic of explosion containment, including Soviet interest, is briefly reviewed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE