Accession Number : AD0616330

Title :   PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF STRUCTURES. I. PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF BEAMS,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J ENGINEERING SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : CLARK,E. N. ; Schmitt,F. H. ; Ellington,D. C. ; Engle,I. A. ; Nicholaides,S.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 292

Abstract : An experimental technique of explosively deforming basic structural elements by a precise impulse imparted to the structure. The basic structure in this case is a beam and the impulse is predetermined by the explosive weight. The experiment is monitored by both streak and framing cameras and strain guages. The data when reduced provides deflection modes and deflection time history of the experimental specimen. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), DEFORMATION), (*EXPLOSION EFFECTS, DEFORMATION), (*STRUCTURES, DEFORMATION), ALUMINUM ALLOYS, STEEL, STRAIN(MECHANICS), PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, DEFLECTION, TEST METHODS, EXPLOSIVES, CALIBRATION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SIMULATION, PLASTIC PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE