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Author Bardenhagen, S. G. ♦ Harstad, E. N. ♦ Maudlin, P. J. ♦ Gray, G. T. ♦ Foster, J. C. (Jr.)
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE ♦ EXPLOSIONS ♦ SIMULATION ♦ CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES ♦ COMPOSITE MATERIALS ♦ MECHANICAL PROPERTIES ♦ COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION ♦ IMPACT TESTS ♦ DYNAMIC LOADS ♦ STRAIN RATE
Abstract An improved model of the mechanical properties of the explosive contained in conventional munitions is needed to accurately simulate performance and accident scenarios in weapons storage facilities. A specific class of explosives can be idealized as a mixture of two components: energetic crystals randomly suspended in a polymeric matrix (binder). Strength characteristics of each component material are important in the macroscopic behavior of the composite (explosive). Of interest here is the determination of an appropriate constitutive law for a polyurethane binder material. This paper is a continuation of previous work in modeling polyurethane at moderately high strain rates and for large deformations. Simulation of a large deformation (strains in excess of 100{percent}) Taylor Anvil experiment revealed numerical difficulties which have been addressed. Additional experimental data have been obtained including improved resolution Taylor Anvil data, and stress relaxation data at various strain rates. A thorough evaluation of the candidate viscoelastic constitutive model is made and possible improvements discussed. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 429
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-970707-


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