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Shock and Vibration
Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 1-10

Modeling and Simulation of Underwater Shock Problems Using a Coupled Lagrangian—Eulerian Analysis Approach

Young S. Shin and James E. Chisum

Mechanical Engineering Department, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5107, USA

Revised 15 January 1995; Accepted 4 September 1996

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The application of coupled Lagrangian—Eulerian analysis to various types of underwater shock problems was investigated, with the verification and validation of this analysis approach in mind. Analyses were conducted for a simple TNT detonation problem and for the classical problems of an infinite cylindrical shell and a spherical shell loaded by a plane acoustic step wave. The advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of this approach are identified and discussed.