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|Document Type: ||Postprint|
|Title: ||Application of the finite element method to predict the crashworthy response of a metallic helicopter under floor structure onto water.|
|Authors: ||Hughes, Kevin|
Campbell, James C.
|Issue Date: ||May-2008|
|Citation: ||K. Hughes, J. Campbell, R. Vignjevic, Application of the finite element method to predict the crashworthy response of a metallic helicopter under floor structure onto water, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Volume 35, Issue 5, May 2008, Pages 347-362|
|Abstract: ||Helicopters are seen by the petroleum industry as the only viable way of transportation between on and offshore platforms. At present, there exists no certification requirement to ensure a high level of survivability in the event of a water impact. Within the literature, there exists a body of information related to the post crash analysis of accident data, which supports the finding that a conventional metallic under floor design performs poorly during a water impact, in relation to the transmission of water pressure and the absorption of energy.
In order to characterise this behaviour, this paper concerns the crashworthiness of helicopters on water for an impact speed of 8 m s−1, for a simple box-beam construction that is common to metallic helicopters.|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff publications - School of Engineering|
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