Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device

Zhenbi Su, Wen Peng, Zhaoyan Zhang, George Gogos, Reed Skaggs, Bryan Cheeseman, Chian Fong Yen

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Abstract

A novel blast wave mitigation device was investigated experimentally in this paper. The device consists of a piston-cylinder assembly. A shock wave is induced within the cylinder when a blast wave impacts on the piston. The shock wave propagates inside the device and is reflected repeatedly. The shock wave propagation process inside the device lengthens the duration of the force on the base of the device to several orders of magnitude of the duration of the blast wave, while it decreases the maximum pressure over an order of magnitude. Two types of experiments were carried out to study the blast wave mitigation device. The first type of experiments was done with honeycomb structures protected by the blast wave mitigation device. Experimental results show that the device can adequately protect the honeycomb structure. A second type of experiments was done using a Hopkinson bar to measure the pressure transmitted through the blast wave mitigation device. The experimental results agree well with results from a theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-553
Number of pages11
JournalShock and Vibration
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Hopkinson bar
  • Mitigation device
  • Shock wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Su, Z., Peng, W., Zhang, Z., Gogos, G., Skaggs, R., Cheeseman, B., & Yen, C. F. (2009). Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device. Shock and Vibration, 16(6), 543-553. https://doi.org/10.3233/SAV-2009-0487

Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device. / Su, Zhenbi; Peng, Wen; Zhang, Zhaoyan; Gogos, George; Skaggs, Reed; Cheeseman, Bryan; Yen, Chian Fong.

In: Shock and Vibration, Vol. 16, No. 6, 2009, p. 543-553.

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Su, Z, Peng, W, Zhang, Z, Gogos, G, Skaggs, R, Cheeseman, B & Yen, CF 2009, 'Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device', Shock and Vibration, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 543-553. https://doi.org/10.3233/SAV-2009-0487
Su, Zhenbi ; Peng, Wen ; Zhang, Zhaoyan ; Gogos, George ; Skaggs, Reed ; Cheeseman, Bryan ; Yen, Chian Fong. / Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device. In: Shock and Vibration. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 6. pp. 543-553.
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