Shock tubes, Shock waves
In order to better simulate an explosive underwater environment, a new design of the existing explosion driven hydrodynamic conical shock tube has been proposed. This new concept calls for the removal of part of the old tube to accommodate a distributed breach plug. The distributed breach should enhance shock wave characteristics by minimizing the energy losses associated with plastic deformations which occur at detonation. This report makes use of a finite element program, SAP IV, to investigate the modal characteristics of the new distributed breach design. A dynamic response history analysis has also been performed in order to predict the response of the structure to loads characteristic of an ideal shock wave as it propagates along the tube axis. From these efforts some insight has been gained into the structural feasibility of the new design
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Metwalli, Sayed M.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Griesemer, Lee E., "A Dynamic Analysis of an Explosion Driven Hydrodynamic Conical Distributed Breach Shock Tube" (1982). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 627.