Today, it is imperative that armored vehicles need advanced protection kits against anti-symmetric threats more than before. The primary goal of this study was to assess benefits of explicit hydrocodes for mine protection resistance of armored vehicles. An analysis of an armored vehicle under blast loading caused by high explosive (HE) detonation is presented with comparison to a full-scale test. The problem was examined using LS-DYNA which is an explicit non-linear finite element code. Multi Material Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (MM-ALE) Fluid Structure Interaction Method was selected to model the explosion domain so as to observe advancing of the shock wave in the compressed air and to investigate the effects of blast on the vehicle structure after explosion. Johnson-Cook constitutive material model, Jones-Wilkins-Lee (JWL) and Linear Polynomial equation of states were used for the problem. Results show that numerical analysis was in good agreement with the experimental result.

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