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Innovative Composite Structure Design for Blast Protection
ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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An advanced design methodology is developed for innovative composite structure concepts which can be used in the Armys future ground vehicle systems to protect vehicle and occupants against various explosives. The multi-level and multi-scenario blast simulation and design system integrates three major technologies a newly developed landmine-soil composite interaction model an advanced design methodology, called Function-Oriented Material Design FOMD and a novel patent-pending composite material concept, called BTR Biomimetic Tendon-Reinforced material. Example results include numerical simulation of a BTR composite under a blast event. The developed blast simulation and design system will enable the prediction, design, and prototyping of blast-protective composite structures for a wide range of damage scenarios in various blast events.
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