Deformation and Fracture of Tank Bottom Hull Plates Subjected to Mine Blast
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Two equations were developed, one for deformation and one for fracture of flat rectangular simply supported plates subjected to blast attack from shallow-buried mines. These equations are found to be reasonably accurate for both aluminum and steel plates. Furthermore, the fracture equation yields predictions in good agreement with aluminum and steel armored vehicles damaged by mines in combat.
- Combat Vehicles