Accession Number:

ADA088300

Title:

Calculation of the Response of Adaption Kits in Accidental Side Impacts.

Descriptive Note:

Bimonthly progress rept. no. 13, 3 May-2 Jul 80,

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This report is the thirteenth bimonthly progress report covering SRI Internationals current study of the response of adaption kits in accidental side impacts. The primary goal of the project is the further development of finite element models for a generic missile structure so that adaption kit response, particularly component accelerations, can be predicted for side impacts of the missile. An additional goal is experimental determination of the impact response of a missile structure that contains a hard link safe-arm device. The work planned for this contract consists of five tasks. In Task 1, we are further developing finite element models for substructures and checking the models predictions against experimental data. In Task 2, we are using the models to calculate the response of complete structures, again by comparing the predictions with experimental results insofar as feasible. In Task 3, we are transferring the analytical capabilities developed in Tasks 1 and 2 by implementing the SUPER code at AARADCOM. In Task 4, we are performing impact experiments on scale models of a specific prototype missile structure to help plan some full-scale tests. In task 5, we are developing a new bolt element for use in three-dimensional calculations.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE