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Accession Number ADA580372
Title Blast and Impact Resistant Composite Structures for Navy Ships.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 298p
Personal Author A. Al-Ostaz A. H. Cheng A. M. Rajendran P. R. Mantena
Abstract The focus of our research efforts is on marine composite structures; particularly lightweight glass/carbon polymeric based composites, and innovative concepts for the mitigation of blast, shock and impact effects. Technical approach included researching low-cost fire resistant nanoclay and exfoliated graphite platelet reinforced glass and carbon polymeric based composites with fly ash and 3-D fiber reinforced foams; investigating their response to low-velocity impact, ballistic, shock and blast loads; dynamic mechanical analysis for modulus, damping, creep and stress relaxation; developing constitutive models and computer simulations; and evaluating their radar-absorbing and EM-shielding characteristics for improved stealth and safety. Research conducted under this ONR award would also impact the development of composite materials technology for the nation's critical infrastructure; body and modular armor designs for military and civilian vehicles; homeland security; JIEDDO (Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization) and DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency).
Keywords Blast
Blast loads
Composite materials
Composite structures
Exfoliated graphite
Fire resistance
Fly ash
Impact strength
Low costs
Mechanical properties
Naval research
Naval vessels
Reinforcing materials
Stress relaxation

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47A - Marine Engineering
44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
89D - Structural Analyses
Corporate Author Mississippi Univ., University.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 16 Jul 2007-31 Dec 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number N00014-7-1-1010

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