Numerical Simulations of V-Shaped Plates Subjected to Blast Loadings: A Validation Study

  •  Mohd Zaid Othman    
  •  Qasim H. Shah    
  •  Muhammad Akram Muhammad Khan    
  •  Tan Kean Sheng    
  •  M. A. Yahaya    
  •  Amir Radzi Ab Ghani    
  •  Md Fuad Shah Koslan    
  •  Jestin J.    
  •  Ahmad Mujahid Ahmad Zaidi    


A series of numerical simulations utilizing LS-DYNA was performed to determine the mid-point deformations of V-shaped plates due to blast loading. The numerical simulation results were then compared with experimental results from published literature. The V-shaped plate is made of DOMEX 700 and is used underneath an armour personal carrier vehicle as an anti-tank mine to mitigate the effects of explosion from landmines in a battlefield. The performed numerical simulations of blast loading of V-shaped plates consisted of various angles i.e. 60°, 90°, 120°, 150° and 180°; variable mass of explosives located at the central mid-point of the V-shaped vertex with various stand-off distances. It could be seen that the numerical simulations produced good agreement with the experimental results where the average difference was about 26.6%.

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