Modeling dynamic deformation and failure of thin-walled structures under explosive loading
Research Institute for Mechanics, National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod,
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Published online: 7 September 2018
In the framework of mechanics of damaged media, behavior of thin-walled structures under pulsed loading is described. Account is taken of the interaction of the processes of dynamic deformation and damage accumulation, as well as of the main characteristic features of the dynamic failure process: the multi-staged character, nonlinear summation of damage, stressed state history and accumulated damage level. The chosen system of equations of thermo-plasticity describes the main effects of dynamic deformation of the material for random deformation trajectories. The equations of state are based on the notions of yield surface and the principle of gradientality of the plastic strain rate vector. Evolutionary equations of damage accumulation are written for a scalar parameter of damage level and are based on energy principles. The effect of the stressed state type and the accumulated damage level on the processes of nucleation, growth and merging of microdefects is accounted for. Results of numerically modelling processes of dynamic deformation and failure of spherical and closed cylindrical shells with plane and hemispherical bottoms under single pulsed explosive loading are presented. The computational results are compared with experimental data.
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