Accession Number : ADP001748

Title :   Tests and Evaluations of Close-In Detonations

Descriptive Note : Conference paper

Corporate Author : FEDERAL ARMED FORCES OFFICE FOR STUDIES AND EXERCISES MEPPEN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Kropatscheck, M O

PDF Url : ADP001748

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Some close-in detonation tests conducted in the FRG are described and methods to determine the loading caused by blast and fragmentation are mentioned. After establishing the load the local damage effects are explained theoretically. The problem of determining the blast load caused by cased cylindrical charges as well as the question of pressure waves caused by fragmentation is mentioned. Finally the question of scaling fragmentation effects is considered.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *WALLS, BLAST LOADS, BLAST WAVES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, DETONATIONS, FRAGMENTATION, HARDENED STRUCTURES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PRESSURE, PROBLEM SOLVING, REINFORCED CONCRETE, SPALLATION, SYMPOSIA, TEST METHODS, WEAPONS EFFECTS

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE