Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Mohamed B. Trabia
Second Committee Member
Brendan J. O'Toole
Number of Pages
Propagation of ballistic shock from the region of impact to the locations of critical components can result in human injury and component failure in a combat vehicle, leading to reduced effectiveness of the vehicle and its crew. The armor joints of the ground vehicle can be designed to reduce these possibilities of failure. The objective of the design is to mitigate (absorb/reflect/disrupt, etc.) the incident shock loading and to reduce the acceleration transmitted to specific locations within the vehicle using redesigned joint between structural components that can absorb energy. The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal types and configurations of joints that dissipate energy and incorporate the advantageous joint designs within the overall vehicle structure, using finite element methods.
Design; Joint; Mitigation; Shock; Vehicles
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Naraparaju, Jagannadha Rao, "Joint design for shock mitigation in vehicles" (2005). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1891.
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