Accession Number : ADA329188

Title :   An Overview of High-Explosive (HE) Blast Damage Mechanisms and Vulnerability Prediction Methods

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 96-Mar 97

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kiwan, Abdul R.

PDF Url : ADA329188

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : An overview of high-explosive (HE) blast phenomenology, its models, methods, and the scaling of results are presented. Experimental data of HE blast damage to various types of structures are also presented, together with some of the HE blast structural damage models. Empirical vulnerability models of weapon systems to HE blast are also discussed.

Descriptors :   *DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *BLAST, *HIGH EXPLOSIVES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, MODELS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, VULNERABILITY, STRUCTURES.

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE