Accession Number : ADA288235

Title :   Structural Analysis of Reinforced 'SICPS' Shelter Floor Panel Subjected to Rail Impact Loading.

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB WATERTOWN MA MATERIALS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Cavallaro, Paul V.

PDF Url : ADA288235

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Structural analyses related-to a Standardized Integrated Command Post Shelter (SICPS) mounted to a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) were conducted to determine the response of the former to rail impact loading conditions (shown in Figure 1). The Finite Element method (FEM) was used to establish the relative structural contributions of the floor panel components when subjected to simulated rail impact. Stress fields of the floor panel face sheets were obtained and compared for reinforced and non-reinforced (baseline) models subjected to static body forces. Conclusions regarding the structural performance of the floor reinforcements were made based on these comparisons.

Descriptors :   *LOADS(FORCES), *SHELTERS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, SIMULATION, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, FLOORS, IMPACT TESTS, PANELS, RAILS, STATIC LOADS, STRESS TESTING, STRUCTURAL MECHANICS, MILITARY VEHICLES, COMPARISON, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), DEFORMATION, TENSILE STRESS.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE