Short sandwich tubes subjected to internal explosive loading
Date of Issue2011
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The response of sandwich tubes under internal explosive loading was investigated experimentally, numerically and analytically in this paper. Experiments were conducted first to capture the fundamental deformation and failure patterns and they served as a basis of validation for both the FE and analytical models. Further detailed deformation and blast loading history were revealed by the FE model. An explicit analytical solution for the deformation of sandwich tubes under blast loading has been worked out and used to obtain the optimum sandwich configurations, which would outperform their corresponding monolithic tubes.
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