A containment and confinement pressure vessel system is under development to expand the capability to perform small explosively driven physics experiments at the Proton Radiography facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Two barriers of this vessel system are the Inner Pressure Confinement Vessel (IPCV) and the Outer Pressure Containment Vessel (OPCV).

To achieve high spatial resolution of proton images, radiographic windows (covers) of the Inner Vessel are located extremely close to the experiment containing high explosive (HE). While the Inner Vessel is designed to meet the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 3, Code Case 2564 criteria, the small separation between the explosive and the pressure-retaining boundary presents a unique requirement for designing dynamically loaded vessels. We present numerical simulations of HE detonation in the Inner Vessel for several HE configurations. Eularian hydrodynamic code is used to calculate pressure-time history on the inner vessel surface. The pressure-time loading is then imported into a Langrangian structural model, and high-fidelity structural dynamic simulations are performed to obtain stress and strain as functions of time. Simulations are compared against experimental measurements from dynamic testing. Dynamic experiments are conducted in a low-fidelity (LoFi) vessel prototype, to measure the pressure and strain in regions of interest in different vessel locations (body, radiographic windows, covers).

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