Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Mohamed B. Trabia
Number of Pages
Light-weight explosion-proof vessels can be an important tool for the temporary storage and transportation of explosive materials. Design, analysis and testing of these types of vessels present many technical challenges. Several composite vessel designs have been developed by the Russian Nuclear Federal Center (RFNC-VNIIEF). This thesis characterizes the materials used in the manufacture of the explosion-proof vessel. The objective of the research also involves the determination of an efficient analysis procedure for the explosion-proof vessel that provides a combination of accuracy, computational speed and modeling simplicity in carrying out a parametric analysis. The explosion-proof vessel is finally optimized to reduce the peak strains produced during simulation. The results obtained in this thesis are compared with the experimental and computational results provided by RFNC.
Characterization; Explosion; Materials; Parametric; Proof; Studies; Vessels
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Thota, Jagadeep, "Material characterization and parametric studies of explosion-proof vessel" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2008.