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Numerical analysis of the mine blast action on an armored vehicle for different V-hull geometries
Numerička analiza uticaja eksplozije na oklopno vozilo za različite geometrije V-trupa

Milica Glavšić, Predrag Elek
2020 Scientific Technical Review  
The main objective of this research is to develop a numerical model of vehicle damage caused by an explosion of a mine, as well as to find the most favorable case of V-hull geometry and to point out a possible solution for mitigating the effects of mine explosion on an armored vehicle. Seven different V-hull geometries were considered and structure damage analysis was performed for all seven options. Also, the mass change for different geometries was analyzed. The effect of the mine explosion
more » ... he mine explosion on the target structure was analyzed using the overpressure function according to the empirical CONWEP model, using Abaqus / Explicit software. An example of an explosion of 8 kg of Composition B acting on a vehicle with a total mass of 8000 kg was analyzed. The vehicle has two main parts - the cabin with mass of 6 t and a V-hull of mass of 2 t. The V-shaped hull in all the examples shown is made of 10 mm thick plates of Hardox 400 steel. The position of the explosive charge is the same for all geometry examples and is 0.6 m below the center of the vehicle. After analysis of the obtained results the most favorable V-hull geometry is determined. The guidelines for the further work and model improvement are suggested.
doi:10.5937/str2001029g fatcat:l5wsmaagjzctjhyiw2vq4znw34