Year of Publication
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
Dr. L. Sebastian Bryson
Underwater explosions pose a significant threat to waterborne infrastructure though destructive pressure waves that can travel significant distances through the water. However, the use of bubble screens can attenuate the peak pressure and energy flux created by explosions to safe levels. This study investigates the prediction of pressure wave characteristics based on accumulated data, the damage potential of underwater explosions based on applied loads and effective material strength, and the bubble screen parameters required to prevent damage. The results were compiled to form a procedure for the design and implementation of a bubble screen the protection of waterborne infrastructure.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Smith, Paul R., "Underwater Explosion Energy Dissipation Near Waterborne Infrastructure" (2016). Theses and Dissertations--Civil Engineering. 35.