Accession Number : AD0604625

Title :   ELASTIC STRESS WAVES PRODUCED BY PRESSURE LOADS ON A SPHERICAL SHELL,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Huth,J. H. ; Cole,J. D.

Report Date : 16 MAR 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The memorandum treats the problem of stresses in a spherical elastic shell subjected to a plane pressure wave traveling across it with constant speed, a case of technical interest when considering the effect of blast waves on the structure of a missile in flight. The analysis is subject to the following principal assumptions: (1) The effect of the sphere on the wave is neglected; (2) Momentless thin shell theory is assumed to apply. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, STRESSES), (*ELASTIC SHELLS, SPHERES), (*MECHANICAL WAVES, AERODYNAMIC LOADING), SHOCK WAVES, PRESSURE, VELOCITY, STEEL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE