Accession Number:

AD0743438

Title:

Shock-Mitigating Materials

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

One concept for aiding the designer of deeply buried protective structures is the use of shock-mitigating backpacking materials around the structure. In general, a suitable shock-absorbing backpacking should be a crushable material possessing a low crushing stress level and a high degree of compressibility. By possessing these characteristics, the material should dissipate and possibly reflect a portion of the shock energy, thereby reducing the magnitudes of the forces reaching the structure and should accommodate the deformations of the cavity in which the structure has been placed.

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE