ENERGY ABSORPTION AND IMPACT BEHAVIOR OF STIFFENED AND UNSTIFFENED ALUMINUM PANELS
The impact behavior of stiffened and unstiffened square aluminum panels under fixed boundary conditions was investigated experimentally and theoretically, and the ultimate energy-absorbing characteristics were determined as a function of geometry. The effect of rigid, closed-cell foam (2-lb/cubic foot urethane) on an unstiffened panel was also investigated. A geometric scaling law was developed to extrapolate experimental results to sizes needed for the underbody collision protection system of surface effect vehicles for Arctic operation. Protection levels were determined as a function of allowable vertical impact velocity and craft weight.
Naval Ship Research and Development CenterAdvanced Ship Division
Bethesda, MD United States 20034
- Furio, AJJ
- Gilbert, W E
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 70 p.
- TRT Terms: Impact; Operations; Pressure; Slamming; Surface effect ships
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Arctic operations; Impact pressure
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00084833
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM