Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics


Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering

First Advisor

Helio Matos


An experimental investigation was conducted to study the interaction between bubbles created by a nearfield underwater explosive (UNDEX) and a curved aluminum plate structure. The experiments were performed at the University of Rhode Island in an UNDEX facility. High-speed cameras were used to measure full-field displacement, velocities, and strains during deformation by using the Digital Image Correlation Technique. In addition, during the experiments, pressure transducers were used to record the pressure pulses emanated from the UNDEX.



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