Accession Number : ADA550092
Title : Experimental and Numerical Investigations into Polymeric Coatings for Blast Protection
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME PLATFORMS DIV
Personal Author(s) : Ackland, K ; St John, N
Report Date : Sep 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 39
Abstract : Experimental and numerical investigations were conducted to assess the effectiveness of polymeric coatings to enhance the blast protection of steel structures. During the experiments test plates were allowed to deform under close-in blast loading and the final deformations of coated and uncoated plates were compared. The coatings were found to reduce the deformation of the plates when applied to the surface facing away from the blast and generally a good agreement was achieved between the numerical and experimental results.
Descriptors : *BLAST , *GROUND VEHICLES , *PROTECTIVE COATINGS , *STRUCTURAL STEEL , DAMAGE , DEFORMATION , NUMERICAL ANALYSIS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE