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Transferring a Hydrocode based Blast Wave Propagation to an Automotive Industry Standard Finite Element Code to Simulate Non-Military Armored Vehicles

DANIEL HUBER, ARASH RAMEZANI

Abstract


This paper outlines the transfer of a hydrocode based blast wave propagation caused by a detonation to a finite element code used for crash simulation in the automobile industry. With a combination of two simulation processes, the identification of weak points in armored vehicles construction as well as the dimensioning of armor plates can be audited in a very early development stage. The authors evince cost and time benefits resulting of multiphysics interaction of different codes in the development of non-military armored vehicles at BMW Group speeding up R&D and reducing the requirement of cost intensive prototypes. This results in a fast and convenient R&D process on manufacturer side, while providing higher quality products on customer side.


DOI
10.12783/ballistics2017/17033

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