Elastic Rayleigh Wave Effects Due to Nuclear Blasts

by Melvin L. Baron,
Charles Lecht,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 1, Pg. 802-822

Document Type: Journal Paper


Analysis of stresses and displacements due to Rayleigh waves that are produced by nuclear burst on surface of semi-infinite elastic half space causing time decaying pressure pulse that acts over circular surface area of increasing radius; numerical example is presented in which Rayleigh stresses at various depths and locations are given; use for practical design purposes, such as in design of underground facilities.

Subject Headings: Stress analysis | Blasting effects | Elastic analysis | Wave pressure | Surface waves | Building design | Plastic design | Displacement (mechanics)

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