Accession Number:

ADA482678

Title:

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Panels for Blast and Fragmentation Mitigation

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL

Report Date:

2007-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Panels comprised of honeycomb fiber reinforced polymer FRP laminations were evaluated to examine their utility as prefabricated fighting positions. The panels were tested for both their blast, and fragmentation mitigation ability. Static resistance functions were developed using a combination of analytical and laboratory procedures in order to obtain the panels response, the response was implemented into a single-degree of freedom SDOF dynamic analysis. Engineered analytical prediction models showed that the panels response in live explosive blast testing could be predicted. Sand-filled wall panels were subjected to blast and fragmentation loadings in full-scale experiments, but experimental and analytical evaluation indicated that further refinement of the panels design would be recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE