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Title:Development of an Engineering Model for Prediction of Ground Shock From Decoupled Detonations
Author(s):McMahon, Gordon William
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hall, William J.
Department / Program:Civil Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Civil
Abstract:The prediction technique developed in this effort defines cavity wall loading as a function of scaled distance. The cavity wall pressure, which is strongly influenced by the stagnation of the detonation products, was used to determine peak radial stress in the free-field. A material strength parameter was identified to define the appropriate range to the elastic limit boundary as developed in the model. Beyond the elastic limit the procedure provides for calculation of peak radial particle velocities from elastic plane-wave theory with appropriate attenuation.
Issue Date:2001
Description:140 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9996661
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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