Accession Number : AD0787576

Title :   Interior Stresses from Shaped Strips of Explosive Detonating on a Plate Edge.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Sep 67-31 Aug 74,


Personal Author(s) : Douglas,R. A. ; Horie,V. ; Liddell,W. L. ; Steele,R. S.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : A preliminary analytical and experimental investigation is made of technique for focusing explosively-generated stress waves, with the possibility of stressing selected interior points in a body more highly than points on the surface. Strain-time data are reported for twenty-five tests involving a steel plate stressed dynamically along one edge by detonating, on that edge, a shaped strips of explosive. Test results show that some explosive configurations do sustain or even slightly amplify the state of stress at interior points. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Shaped charges, *Detonations, *Stress waves, Metal plates, Explosive charges, Dynamic response, Explosion effects

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE