Impact loaded structures

Tuomo Kärnä, Arja Saarenheimo, Markku Tuomala

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    An experimental apparatus has been constructed to simulate the impact of an aircraft against a nuclear power plant. In order to test the equipment some preliminary tests were carried out with simple inexpensive missiles against a rigid steel plate target. Precalculations for the tests were carried out using initial velocities of 100 m/s, 150 m/s and 200 m/s for the test missile.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSAFIR, The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2003 - 2006
    Subtitle of host publicationInterim Report
    EditorsHanna Räty, Eija Karita Puska
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages113 - 123
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6516-9
    ISBN (Print)951-38-6515-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes

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    Kärnä, T., Saarenheimo, A., & Tuomala, M. (2004). Impact loaded structures. In H. Räty, & E. K. Puska (Eds.), SAFIR, The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2003 - 2006: Interim Report (pp. 113 - 123). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2272