Design and Analysis of Graded Honeycomb Shock Absorber for Increasing the Safety of Passengers in Armored Vehicles Exposed to Mine Explosion

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Modern Manufacturing Technologies Research Center, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, I H University, Tehran, Iran


Protecting armored vehicles from mine explosion can lead to the survival of thousands of people exposed to this risk. Very purpose, shock absorbers such as honeycomb structures can be applied for crashworthiness improvement. In this study, graded honeycomb structure is primarily introduced as a shock absorber, followed by the introduction of its absorbed energy and the force and acceleration applied to the occupant which is numerically simulated and measured in Abaqus software. In order to validate the numerical simulation results, a low-velocity experimental test has been conducted on a prototype, and the obtained results indicate well agreement with empirical results. In the meanwhile of mine explosion under a armored vehicle, it has been considered that the vehicle will be thrown upwards with a velocity of 10 m/s and will hit to the ground thereafter. For this case, a shock absorber has been designed, optimized and analyzed. According to the obtained results, the designed shock absorber meets all of the standard requirements. The applied simulation and design method can be further extended for miscellaneous shock absorbers.


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