Modeling of Large Transient Elastic and Plastic Deformations of Structures Subjected to Blast Loading

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W. E. Baker

Terminal Ballistics Laboratory, Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

J. Appl. Mech 27(3), 521-527 (Sep 01, 1960) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3644034 History: Received July 30, 1959; Online September 16, 2011


In this paper, a model law is developed for scaling of response to blast loading of structures which undergo large elastic and plastic deformations. The geometrical scaling of response predicted by this law is verified by a series of experiments on small cantilever beams.

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