A structure subjected to underwater shock exhibits surprising dynamic behavior, different from the permanent plastic deformation of a structure subjected to air blast, due to the presence of complicated fluid-structure interaction (FSI) effect. Previous studies of a circular plate subjected to underwater shock indicate that there exist large discrepancies between theoretical and experimental results of plastic deformations. Herein we thus propose a new double-scale and double-phase (DSDP) FSI model for correct prediction of the dynamic plastic behavior of a circular plate subjected to underwater shock. Results obtained from this DSDP model are compared with several experimental tests, with excellent agreement observed. This model is believed useful for further implementation in those software programs that handle underwater explosion and its effects on marine structures.

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