Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Committee Member

Mohamed B. Trabia

Second Committee Member

Brendan J. O'Toole

Number of Pages

133

Abstract

Smart projectiles carry various electronic components that can be damaged by severe shock loads. Propagation of shock from the region of initial loading to the locations of critical components can result in their failure. The objective of the research is to mitigate (absorb/reflect/disrupt, etc.) the incident shock loading, including simulating set-back, set-forward and balloting loads on a projectile as it exits the gun muzzle and predicting the structural response of internal electronic components. A detailed finite element analysis of the projectile and internal components is presented. The effect of electronic component mounting location on peak acceleration and RMS acceleration has been studied.

Keywords

Design; Joint; Mitigation; Shock

Controlled Subject

Mechanical engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

4055.04 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/rjpf-p3xf


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