Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Panels for Blast and Fragmentation Mitigation
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL
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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.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Ammunition and Explosives