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Response of Missile Structures to Impulse Loading

Report Number: ASD TDR 62-475
Author(s): T. Wah; L. U. Rastrelli; N. L. Basdekas; R. C. DeHart
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Pages: 111
Contract: AF 33(616)-7956
Project: 6906
Task: 690601
AD Number: ADA396237

Abstract:
Procedures for analytically predicting the response of missile bodies to blast loadings are presented. The investigation involves the behavior of cylindrical shells (with various end-closures) and circular, flat plates. The numerical results obtained from the analytical methods compare favorably with the experimental data acquired during the study.

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