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David Bogosian
David Powell
R. Davis

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October 2019

When evaluating blast-induced damage on a component, the challenge is to select an appropriate single metric that allows all such methods to be arrayed against one another in a truly comparative fashion, as well as one that adequately correlates to the damage achieved. This was certainly the case in a recent series of tests, in which AFRL sought to produce blowout of a hardened steel door by using a variety of charges, whether singly, in pairs, or in sets of three. The door was generic and intended to be representative of a variety of moderately hardened steel doors. The charges were arranged in various ways opposite the door and detonated simultaneously.

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