Bursting of Tubular Specimens by Gaseous Detonation

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P. N. Randall, I. Ginsburgh

Engineering Research Department, Standard Oil Company (Indiana), Whiting, Ind.

J. Basic Eng 83(4), 519-527 (Dec 01, 1961) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3662253 History: Received April 05, 1960; Online November 04, 2011


The paper describes some experimental work designed to investigate the bursting of pipe and pressure vessels by gaseous detonation. The test specimens were 3.25-in-OD tubes, 12 in. long, and of 0.040 to 0.070-in. wall thickness. The specimens, cut from hot-rolled carbon-steel pipe, and also from drawn carbon-steel tubing, were tested at several temperatures, which were chosen to produce failures both above and below the brittle transition temperatures for the two materials. In addition, an austenitic stainless-steel specimen was tested under very severe conditions in several unsuccessful attempts to fragment it.

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