Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device

Zhenbi Su, Zhaoyan Zhang, George Gogos, Reed Skaggs, Bryan Cheeseman, Chian Fong Yen, Robert Bitting, Jay Talsma

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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 by several orders 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)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Fluids Engineering Division
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)0791837904, 9780791837900
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2006Nov 10 2006

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
ISSN (Print)0888-8116

Conference

Conference2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/5/0611/10/06

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Shock waves
Honeycomb structures
Pistons
Experiments
Wave propagation

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  • Engineering(all)

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Su, Z., Zhang, Z., Gogos, G., Skaggs, R., Cheeseman, B., Yen, C. F., ... Talsma, J. (2006). Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device. In Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Fluids Engineering Division (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-14214

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

Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Fluids Engineering Division. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2006. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Su, Z, Zhang, Z, Gogos, G, Skaggs, R, Cheeseman, B, Yen, CF, Bitting, R & Talsma, J 2006, Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device. in Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Fluids Engineering Division. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006, Chicago, IL, United States, 11/5/06. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-14214
Su Z, Zhang Z, Gogos G, Skaggs R, Cheeseman B, Yen CF et al. Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device. In Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Fluids Engineering Division. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2006. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-14214
Su, Zhenbi ; Zhang, Zhaoyan ; Gogos, George ; Skaggs, Reed ; Cheeseman, Bryan ; Yen, Chian Fong ; Bitting, Robert ; Talsma, Jay. / Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device. Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Fluids Engineering Division. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2006. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED).
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