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Accession Number ADA573899
Title Finite Element Model to Reduce Fire and Blast Vulnerability.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author D. P. Nicolella W. L. Francis
Abstract Finite element models of the generic V-Hull and soldier were successfully integrated. Methodologies were developed to investigate the effects of structural component variations and safety measures on the risk of injury to the legs and lumbar. These models and software tools can now be used by the Army to evaluate future designs and improve current vehicle designs in an effort to improve occupant safety on and off the battlefield. Studies were performed to investigate the effects of material thickness on the lumbar and legs during an underbody blast event. A study was completed that determined the effects of foam on tibia forces during an under body blast event.
Keywords Anatomical modeling
Blast loads
Finite element analysis
Ground vehicles
Improvised explosive devices
Ubb(Under body blast)
Wounds and injuries

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
79E - Detonations, Explosion Effects, & Ballistics
Corporate Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX. Mechanical Engineering Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Interim rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number W56HZV-09-C-0100

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