Accession Number : ADA547441


Title :   Balance of Performance Parameters for Survivability and Mobility in the Demonstrator for Novel Design (DFND) Vehicle Concepts


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI GROUND SYSTEMS SURVIVABILITY OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Kaplin, Casey A ; Houghton, Kristian B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a547441.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : This paper addresses the balance of performance parameters of occupant survivability and vehicle mobility during trade study analysis and simulation for the TARDEC Demonstrator for Novel Design (DFND) vehicle concepts. Occupant survivability and vehicle mobility are often competing attributes in the design of current armor protected tactical and combat ground vehicles. Increased armor weight and high stand-off height parameters are favorable for occupant survivability during underbelly blast events but are detrimental to vehicle dynamics mobility performance. TARDEC and Pratt & Miller Engineering are implementing a motorsports based design process and simulation approach using a holistic systems engineering trade study to develop potential concepts that maximize force protection, vehicle mobility, and vehicle survivability. A number of specialized simulation tools including hypervelocity explicit finite element analysis and multi-body simulation are used interactively to provide accurate representations of blast and mobility events.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY VEHICLES , *SURVIVABILITY , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , MOBILITY , REQUIREMENTS , SIMULATION , SYMPOSIA


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE