Close-Proximity Blast Loading and Damage of Cylinders

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Authors
  1. Slater, J.E.
  2. Rude, G.
  3. Lee, J.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
This paper describes an experimental study of underwater explosion (UNDEX) effects on responding targets at different depths and with varying charge standoff distances. Tests have been conducted on scaled generic targets consisting of aluminum cylinders with circumferential stiffeners machined on the inside or outside surface of the cylinders. Tests were also conducted on a thick-walled cylinder to provide an essentially non-responding target for comparison. To progressively increase the severity of the loading, the explosive charge was placed at three standoff distances: 1.0R, 0.6R and 0.2R where R is the maximum radius of the detonation product bubble; and the target was placed at three depths: shallow, intermediate, and on the bottom.
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-SL-2005-124 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
08 Nov 2005
Number of Pages
9
DSTKIM No
CA026458
CANDIS No
524319
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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