Experimental and numerical studies on projectile impacts

Arja Saarenheimo, Markku Tuomala, Kim Calonius, Ilkka Hakola, Simo Hostikka, Ari Silde

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    Aircraft impact is considered as a relevant loading case in designing modern nuclear
    power plants. Numerical methods and models need to be verified against experimental data in
    order to guarantee the reliability of results when simulating full scale applications. The
    IMPACT test facility has been developed starting in 2003 and is has reached a mature phase
    where well repeatable tests can be conducted and broad range of dynamic data acquired reliably.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-37
    JournalRakenteiden Mekaniikka
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal


    • impact loaded reinforced concrete structures
    • liquid spreading
    • fire dynamics simulation


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