Response Charts for Designing Against Nuclear Overpressures

by Leslie K. Guice, Louisiana Tech Univ, Ruston, LA, USA,
Sam A. Kiger, Louisiana Tech Univ, Ruston, LA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamics of Structures


The single-degree-of-freedom equation of motion for an elastic-plastic system with a nuclear airblast overpressure forcing function is nondimensionalized and solved. Solutions are presented in the form of response charts.

Subject Headings: Plastic design | Equations of motion | Structural design | Dynamic structural analysis | Degrees of freedom | Explosions | Dynamic response | Elastic analysis

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