Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Committee Member

Mohamed B. Trabia

Number of Pages

207

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Characterization; Explosion; Materials; Parametric; Proof; Studies; Vessels

Controlled Subject

Mechanical engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

4823.04 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/gf4x-ulkc


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