Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Brendan J. O'Toole
Number of Pages
Blast containment vessels can be an important tool for the temporary storage of explosive materials. They could be used in emergency situations for containment of explosives in public places or they could be used for planned detonations of explosive materials. The objective of this work is to verify the design procedure, and then optimize the structure for various performance levels. The near-term goal is to determine an analysis method that can accurately predict the response of a composite vessel. Various models of the containment were discussed in this report from simple to the more realistic models. Effectiveness of various models in the LSDYNA was discussed. The results from LSDYNA were compared to the results from the RFNC-VNIIEF two-dimensional results using DRAKON code and the differences between the results were discussed.
Blast; Computational; Containment; Internal; Loading; Simulation; Vessels
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Matta, Kiran Kumar, "Computational simulation of internal blast loading on containment vessels" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1733.