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Jalili I.,Marine Science Noshahr University | Nouri Z.H.,Marine Science Noshahr University | Aabady A.Z.,Marine Science Noshahr University | Akbari K.V.,Marine Science Noshahr University
Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures | Year: 2013

Light and medium protection for small naval vessels guarantees their high performance and safety during the guard duties. In this study, a protective shield fabricated from Dyneema HB25 fibers has been utilized as an add-on layer on the coast guard boat hull. Finite element analyses have been conducted using Chocron's model. Two standards of gun-fire were employed and various thicknesses of the composite layers were examined by ballistic impacts. Afterward, numerical simulations results compared with experiments and revealed a good consistency. Finally, some graphs have been presented to help designers for choosing more convenient shield based on protection and weight characteristics after judgment of vessel requirements.

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