Comparison of Fracture Response of Preflawed Tubes Under Internal Static and Detonation Loading

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Tong Wa Chao, Joseph E. Shepherd

California Institute of Technology, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, Pasadena, CA 91125

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(3), 345-353 (Aug 18, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1767861 History: Received November 18, 2003; Revised February 09, 2004; Online August 18, 2004
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Tube assembly schematic for detonation experiment
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Pressure traces for (a) detonation, (b) nitrogen, and (c) oil loading
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Post-test specimen of hydraulic experiment
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Fractographs, post-test specimen, and crack path schematic for a tube fractured under detonation loading
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Fractographs, post-test specimen, and crack path schematic for a tube fractured under gaseous nitrogen loading
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Hoop strains for (a) detonation, (b) gaseous nitrogen, and (c) oil cases. The initial strain is zero in all cases for the detonation case. For the static cases, strains begin at values corresponding to burst. Zero strains are indicated by dashed lines.
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Crack speeds for a tube under (a) detonation and (b) gaseous nitrogen loading
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Representation of the x-t diagram of (a) detonation and (b) gaseous nitrogen experiments




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