Accession Number : ADA527740


Title :   Multilevel Vehicle Design: Fuel Economy, Mobility and Safety Considerations, Part B. Ground Vehicle Weight and Occupant Safety Under Blast Loading


Descriptive Note : Briefing charts


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Hoffenson, Steven ; Papalambros, Panos ; Kokkolaras, Michael ; Arepally, Sudhakar


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a527740.pdf


Report Date : 11 May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : SUMMARY: Developed a modeling approach to evaluate structural and occupant responses to ground vehicle underbody blasts * Fit surrogate models to reduce computational expense * Demonstrated two optimization formulations and their results * Accounted for uncertainty in charge parameters * Quantified negative correlation between vehicle mass and occupant injury probability * Added floor padding to reduce tibia impact.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , *GROUND VEHICLES , *FUELS , BLAST LOADS , SAFETY , OPTIMIZATION , MOBILITY , UNCERTAINTY


Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE