Accession Number : ADA497621


Title :   Innovative Composite Structure Design for Blast Protection


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Jiang, Dongying ; Liu, Yuanyuan ; Qi, Chang ; Ma, Zheng-Dong ; Raju, Basavaraju ; Bryzik, Walter


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a497621.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : An advanced design methodology is developed for innovative composite structure concepts which can be used in the Army's future ground vehicle systems to protect vehicle and occupants against various explosives. The multi-level and multi-scenario blast simulation and design system integrates three major technologies: a newly developed landmine-soil composite interaction model; an advanced design methodology, called Function-Oriented Material Design (FOMD); and a novel patent-pending composite material concept, called BTR (Biomimetic Tendon-Reinforced) material. Example results include numerical simulation of a BTR composite under a blast event. The developed blast simulation and design system will enable the prediction, design, and prototyping of blast-protective composite structures for a wide range of damage scenarios in various blast events.


Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES , *BLAST , *GROUND VEHICLES , *LAND MINES , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , METHODOLOGY , SIMULATION


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Land Mine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE