Accession Number : AD0783950
Title : A Discussion of Dynamic Crack Propagation in Bent Plates.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jul 73-30 Jun 74,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Ball,R. E.
Report Date : APR 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : A major goal of the hydraulic ram technology program for aircraft fuel tanks is the development of analytical - numerical tools for the accurate prediction of damage to the tank due to a ballistic projectile. This report discusses the problem of cracking of the tank walls due to hydraulic ram pressures from the penetrating projectile. A bibliography of studies on dynamic crack propagation in transversely deflected thin plates is presented. (Author)
Descriptors : *Fracture(Mechanics), *Plates, *Aircraft equipment, *Fuel tanks, Crack propagation, Stress strain relations, Bibliographies, Numerical analysis, Metals
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Metallurgy and Metallography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE