Dynamic Plastic Response of a Submarine Oil Pipeline to an Underwater Explosion Bubble

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Z. Zong, K. Y. Lam

Institute of High Performance Computing, 89C Science Park Drive, #02-11/12, The Rutherford, Singapore Science Park I, Singapore 118261

J. Appl. Mech 67(4), 758-762 (Apr 05, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1325412 History: Revised April 05, 1999; Received September 29, 1999
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Maximum permanent transverse deflection versus a nondimensionalized impulse parameter for a fully clamped beam which is subjected to a uniformly distributed dynamic pressure
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Time history of the plastic deflections of midspan for R0=50 m
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Relation between half pipe length and maximum plastic deflection
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Pressure-time record at 18 meters from a 135 kg TNT charge
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A submarine pipeline subjected to an underwater explosion
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Interaction between a bubble and a pipeline
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Elastic, perfectly plastic and rigid, perfectly plastic uniaxial stress-strain idealizations
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Comparison of the bubble radius calculated from present paper and Vermon 6



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