Deformation and fracture of cylindrical tubes under detonation loading : A review of numerical and experimental analyses

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  • University of Sao Paulo
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


The dynamic load in tubes due to detonation has a number of applications, such as in oil pipeline systems and pulse detonation engines. Various experimental, analytical, and numerical investigations have been conducted to study the mechanical, thermo-mechanical, and fracture behavior of tubes under internal detonation loads. Regarding numerical analysis, different approaches such as interface cohesive element, mesh-free, and extended finite element methods have been used to model the propagation of crack(s) in a tube. This paper presents a review of relevant literature pertaining to numerical and experimental analyses of detonation-driven deformation and fracture, and of studies based on the analytical investigation of moving loads in detonation tubes. The corresponding findings are discussed in detail, and possible avenues for future research are highlighted.


Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Early online date14 May 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 May 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Cylindrical tube, Gaseous and explosive detonations, Numerical and experimental analyses, Deformation and fracture

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