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Mitigation of Acceleration of Vehicles Subjected to Buried Mine Loading

dc.contributor.advisorFourney, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorPlitt, Zachary Tyleren_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T05:56:29Z
dc.date.available2015-09-18T05:56:29Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2J646
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17067
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates the mitigation of acceleration to passengers on a blast loaded vehicle. Small scale explosive testing was conducted to simulate the detonation of a buried mine on a vehicle. Tests were conducted in saturated sand, which will act as the loading mechanism on the simulated vehicle. Piezoelectric accelerometers, in conjunction with high speed cameras, were used to record test data. Two forms of mitigation were utilized in this research: hull shaping and crushing polyurea-coated thin-walled cylinders. Hull shaping deflects the blast, while the polyurea-coated thin-walled cylinders are crushed to absorb energy. Both forms of mitigation were tested, both separately and together, to determine their effectiveness at mitigating acceleration on the simulated vehicle. The goal of this dissertation is to determine the effectiveness of different mitigation techniques at reducing acceleration in order to design safer military vehicles.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMitigation of Acceleration of Vehicles Subjected to Buried Mine Loadingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDynamic Loadingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledExplosivesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMilitary Vehiclesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMitigationen_US


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