Fragmentation of Rings and Shells: The Legacy of N.F. Mott by Dennis GradyFragmentation of Rings and Shells: The Legacy of N.F. Mott by Dennis Grady

Fragmentation of Rings and Shells: The Legacy of N.F. Mott

byDennis Grady

Paperback | November 25, 2010

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For a brief period during the latter part of World War II, Nevill F. Mott led a theoretical group at Fort Halstead in the United Kingdom that tackled scientific issues related to pressing war-time concerns. Among later awards and honors, Mott was knighted and a recipient of the Nobel Prize. While at Fort Halstead, he undertook an effort to theoretically describe the statistical fragmentation of munitions subjected to intense explosive loading. Mott`s original internal reports contain seminal theoretical concepts on the physics and statistics of dynamic fracture and fragmentation, which have provided the inspiration for numerous later modeling efforts and engineering formulae. Some of his most forward-looking thoughts on the micromechanical and molecular aspects of fracture are included in these publications.

The present book surveys the theoretical analysis put forth by Mott with particular focus on his efforts to characterize the size and distribution of fragments resulting from a dynamic fragmentation event. Copies of the original internal reports of Mott and his co-workers are included. The book also pursues additional theoretical analysis with the intent of delving further into the physical ideas and unfinished analysis implicit in Mott`s original studies. This book will be of interest to all scientists and engineers concerned with the dynamic fracture and fragmentation of solid bodies subject to intense transient loads imparted by explosive detonation and high-velocity impact from both the historical and modern perspective.

Title:Fragmentation of Rings and Shells: The Legacy of N.F. MottFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pagesPublished:November 25, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:364206602X

ISBN - 13:9783642066023


Table of Contents

Geometric Fragmentation Statistics.- Physics-Based Statistical Methods.- Further Features of the Mott Statistical Theory.- Reconciling Mott-Statistical and Energy-Based Fragmentation.- Application to the Biaxial Fragmentation of Shells.- Scaling Relations for Fragmenting Shells.- Experimental Fragmentation.- Transcription and Facsimiles of Reports of N.F. Mott.- A Theory of Fragmentation.- Fragmentation of H.E. Shells: a Theoretical Formula for the Distribution of Weights of Fragments.- A Theory of the Fragmentation of Shells and Bombs.- Fragmentation of Shell Casings and the Theory of Rupture in Metals.- A Theory of Fragmentation: Application to Wire Wound Bombs such as the American 20 lb, F..- Fragmentation of Service Projectiles.