Wind-generatd missile impact on composite wall systems
Carter, Russell R.
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Testing and evaluation of wind generated missiles and their effects on waU systems has expanded over the last thirty years. The testing has investigated a broad spectrum of impact scenarios and created a database of impact data. To continue the development and understanding of wind generated missUe impact, several previously tested wall systems were validated and many new waU concepts were tested. Previous testing has focused on the goals of the specific project that was funding the tests. The focus of this research is to investigate composite wall systems to be used for occupant protection. In order to advance the understanding of the responses of the wall systems to impact, the wall systems will be designated using concepts based on impact djoiamics. However, the majority of impact dynamic concepts are based on high-speed munitions and composite materials. The composite wall systems tested are made from distinct parts such as plywood, steel, and concrete. In this document, composite does not necessarily refer to highstrength, Hghtweight engineering materials consisting of combinations of alloys, plastics, and ceramics.