Investigation of Charge Weight and Shock Factor Effect on Non-linear Transient Structural Response of Rectangular Plates Subjected to Underwater Explosion (UNDEX) Shock Loading


International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Kos, Greece, 19 - 25 September 2012, vol.1479, pp.2352-2355 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1479
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4756666
  • City: Kos
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.2352-2355
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Underwater explosion induced shock loads are capable of causing considerable structural damage. Investigations of the underwater explosion (UNDEX) effects on structures have seen continuous developments because of security risks. Most of the earlier experimental investigations were performed by military since the World War I. Subsequently; Cole [1] established mathematical relations for modeling underwater explosion shock loading, which were the outcome of many experimental investigations This study predicts and establishes the transient responses of a panel structure to underwater explosion shock loads using non-linear finite element code Ls-Dyna. Accordingly, in this study a new MATLAB code has been developed for predicting shock loading profile for different weight of explosive and different shock factors. Numerical analysis was performed for various test conditions and results are compared with Ramajeyathilagam's experimental study [8].