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Aircraft fuel tank vulnerability to hydraulic ram

Robert E. Ball

Aircraft fuel tank vulnerability to hydraulic ram

modification of the Northrop finite element, computer code BR-1 to include fluid-structure interaction ; theory and user"s manual for BR-1HR

by Robert E. Ball

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hydraulic rams,
  • Fuel tanks,
  • Computer programs,
  • Combat survivability,
  • Military Airplanes,
  • Airplanes,
  • Design and construction

  • About the Edition

    The finite element digital computer code BR-1, developed by the Northrop Corporation, for predicting the effects of internal air blast on combat aircraft structures is modified to include the effects of compressible fluid-structure interaction. The true interaction phenomenon is approximated by the piston theory. The modification enables the code to be used to predict the structural response of aircraft fuel tanks subjected to penetrating bullets and fragments. IT can also be used in many other fluid-structure interaction problems. This report contains the theory, the modifications, and the additional instructions required to operate the modified code, called BR-1HR. The code is operational on the IBM 360/67 in FORTRAN IV, Level H. (Author)

    Edition Notes

    Statementby R.E. Ball
    ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p. :
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25503576M
    OCLC/WorldCa428439858

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Aircraft fuel tank vulnerability to hydraulic ram by Robert E. Ball Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Potential for Fuel Tank Fire and Hydrodynamic Ram From Uncontained Aircraft Engine Debris January Final Report This document is available to the U.S. public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia U.S.

Department of. R.E. Ball, Aircraft fuel tank vulnerability to hydraulic ram: modification of the Northrup finite element computer code BR-1 to include fluid–structure interaction. Theory and userʼs manual for BR-1HR, NPSB, Julyp.

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