publication . Other literature type . Doctoral thesis . 2016 . Embargo end date: 20 Sep 2016

Comparing the blast tolerance of different composite structures

Kelly, Mark;
  • Published: 01 May 2016
  • Publisher: Imperial College London
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Large surface ships have traditionally used steel for their construction, which provides good blast resistance and predictable behaviour in use. This research project, however, considered the use of polymeric foam core sandwich panels for the construction of ship hulls, with the intention of reducing the radar signature of the vessel; increasing the maximum speed; reducing fuel consumption; and providing control over desired mechanical properties for specific applications. This project specifically considered the resistance of the sandwich composites to non-contact explosives, specifically sea mines and areal blast. This research project firstly presents air bla...
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publication . Other literature type . Doctoral thesis . 2016 . Embargo end date: 20 Sep 2016

Comparing the blast tolerance of different composite structures

Kelly, Mark;