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

149

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Design; Joint; Mitigation; Shock; Vehicles

Controlled Subject

Mechanical engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

4638.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ei05-b0uc


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