A Theoretical Investigation of the Effect of Structural Stiffness in Underwater Shock Wave Loading Using the Plane Wave Approximation

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R. L. Dawson, G. M. Sullivan

Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Underwater Explosions Research Department, Portsmouth, VA 23709-5000

J. Appl. Mech 62(1), 260-262 (Mar 01, 1995) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2895921 History: Received April 13, 1993; Revised October 04, 1994; Online October 30, 2007


The equations of motion for an explosively loaded infinite plate with stiffness are derived. The structural response of this plate is compared to that of an explosively loaded infinite plate without stiffness. The effect of stiffness on water cavitation and plate displacement is determined.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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