Accession Number : ADA622417


Title :   Analysis of Steel-With-Composite Material Substitution in Military Vehicle Hull Floors Subjected to Shallow-Buried Landmine-Detonation Loads


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Grujicic, M ; Snipes, J S ; Ramaswami, S ; Yavari, R ; Yen, C ; Cheeseman, B A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622417.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : Purpose The purpose of this paper is to address the problem of substitution of steel with fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix composite in military-vehicle hull-floors, and identifies and quantifies the associated main benefits and shortcomings. Design/methodology/approach The problem is investigated using a combined finite-element/ discrete-particle computational analysis. Within this analysis, soil (in which a landmine is buried), gaseous detonation products and air are modeled as assemblies of discrete, interacting particles while the hull-floor is treated as a Lagrangian-type continuum structure. Considerable effort has been invested in deriving the discrete-material properties from the available experimental data. Special attention has been given to the derivation of the contact properties since these, in the cases involving discrete particles, contain a majority of the information pertaining to the constitutive response of the associated materials. The potential ramifications associated with the aforementioned material substitution are investigated under a large number of mine-detonation scenarios involving physically realistic ranges of the landmine mass, its depth of burial in the soil, and the soil-surface/floor-plate distances. Findings The results obtained clearly revealed both the benefits and the shortcomings associated with the examined material substitution, suggesting that they should be properly weighted in each specific case of hull-floor design. Originality/value To the authors knowledge, the present work is the first public-domain report of the findings concerning the complexity of steel substitution with composite-material in military-vehicle hull-floors.


Descriptors :   *BLAST LOADS , *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *DETONATIONS , *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , ACCELERATION , ALGORITHMS , BLAST , BURIED OBJECTS , DEFLECTION , FLOORS , GROUND VEHICLES , HULLS(STRUCTURES) , IMPULSE LOADING , KINETIC ENERGY , LAND MINES , LIGHTWEIGHT , MILITARY VEHICLES , MOMENTUM , SOILS , SUBSTITUTES


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Numerical Mathematics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Explosions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE