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dc.contributor.advisorSalim, Hani A., 1966-eng
dc.contributor.authorOesch, Tyler S., 1986-eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on February 22, 2011).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Hani Salim.eng
dc.descriptionM. S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Some structures composed of brittle cast iron may be particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks using near-contact detonations because of the lack of ductility and poor quality control within the structures. For this reason, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center was tasked by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to lead a research effort that would evaluate innovative materials for mitigation of damage to cast-iron structures subjected to near-contact detonations. This research was initiated to investigate the vulnerability of cast iron and to identify potential materials that could serve as retrofit layers to prevent breach in the cast-iron panels. The panels were subjected to near-contact explosive charges, and the response of both the retrofit layers and cast-iron panels were documented. It was determined that breach of the cast-iron panel could not be prevented for the threat condition applied; however, specific retrofits were developed in which the blast-face retrofit layer was not breached. These retrofits were considered successful because they were able to seal the area of the breach.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentix, 69 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc703695156eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/10135eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/10135
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theseseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshCast-ironeng
dc.subject.lcshDetonatorseng
dc.subject.lcshTaggantseng
dc.titleEvaluation of innovative materials subjected to near-contact detonationseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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