Accession Number : AD0626541

Title :   THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF INTERNAL BLAST WAVES IN SPHERES.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 11, 1 Jul-30 Sep 64,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Davids,Norman

Report Date : 30 SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The report concerns a theoretical study on the propagation of waves produced by an explosion in a spherical cavity in a metal. A purpose of such a study is to help find reliable criteria for extrapolating internal blast loading behavior to larger spherical containers. This study is being done concurrently with an experimental investigation on 7 in. and 10 in. aluminum spheres. The scope of the project includes an experimental program in blast waves in plastics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPHERES, SHOCK WAVES), (*SHOCK WAVES, PROPAGATION), BLAST, LOADS(FORCES), PLASTICS, COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE