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Numerical and Experimental Tests on Explosive Material Detonation Effect on the Military Vehicle and Its Occupants

  • Grzegorz SławińskiEmail author
  • Piotr Malesa
  • Marek Świerczewski
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 925)

Abstract

In the paper, an explosive material effect on behaviour of vehicle structure and its occupant through determining the maximum values of parameters deciding about injuries, i.e., forces acting on the abdomen, forces and bending moments in the neck, and other. The obtained results may contribute to select the best structural solutions of the vehicle as well as modifications influencing reduction of blast wave effects on the passenger. From the military vehicles designers point of view, it is vital to know a phenomena of an effect of a blast wave pressure impulse directly on the vehicle structure and indirectly on the soldiers inside the vehicle, which causes injuries posing a threat their lives and health. Numerical and experimental coupling tests are the best method to get knowledge on them. To obtain reliable results of the tests, validated and verified numerical models of the structure, human and physical processes characterizing the explosion and its effect on the structure and soldiers are necessary.

Keywords

Shock wave Numerical simulations Criterion of injuries Spine 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The research was done within project no. DOBR-BIO4/022/13149/2013 ‘Improving the Safety and Protection of Soldiers on Missions Through Research and Development in Military Medical and Technical Areas’ supported and co-financed by NCR&D, Poland.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grzegorz Sławiński
    • 1
    Email author
  • Piotr Malesa
    • 1
  • Marek Świerczewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Military University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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