Accession Number : ADA018644

Title :   Dynamic Response of a Cylindrical Cavity of Finite Length in a Bilinear Material.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Matthews,A. T. ; Bleich,H. H.

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The response of a cylindrical cavity of finite length in a bilinear (hysteretic), layered, material is obtained for a pressure pulse, p(tau), applied to the inner boundary of the cavity. The problem is two-dimensional in r, z coordinates, the loading being axisymmetric. The solution is obtained from a characteristic approach combined with the method of fractional steps. Results are presented for a non-layered configuration, and also for a case in which three layers are present. Comparisons of these solutions with results from a finite difference code using the same two-dimensional configurations are given. Further development will allow for the presence of a structure lining the cavity in a bilinear material.

Descriptors :   *Underground structures, *Shells(Structural forms), *Pressure distribution, Overpressure, Loads(Forces), Cylindrical bodies, Elastic shells, Numerical analysis, Finite difference theory, Dynamic response

Subject Categories : Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE