Rear-Surface Collapse of Finite Thickness Concrete Targets under Internal Explosion
An experimental investigation on the buried internal explosion in finite thickness concrete targets was carried out, with the aim at developing an available criterion for the critical collapse of rear-surface to determine the critical collapse thickness and the critical amount of explosive charge under different depth of buried. It is found, under a certain density and diameter of explosive charge, the critical collapse thickness increases monotonically with the length-to-diameter ratio or the amount of the explosive charge, but the increasing becomes slower down after the length-to-diameter ratio of the explosive charge is larger than about 5, which implies that the geometry of the explosive charge can have much influence on the damage and failure of concrete targets due to different mechanism of energy dissipation. Moreover, by using the dimensional analysis approach, the function relation between the dimensionless critical collapse thickness and the length-to-diameter ratio was obtained, which shows that the dimensionless critical collapse thickness depends on both the amount and the length-to-diameter ratio of the charge.
Defence Science Journal, 2012, 62(5), pp.295-299, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.62.1237
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