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A dynamic modelling of safety nets

Gourinat, Yves and Lapoujade, Vincent A dynamic modelling of safety nets. (2008) Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, 4 (3). 207-226. ISSN 1573-6105

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/157361108784890660


The nonlinear dynamic modelling of safety net systems is approached at different scales. For this purpose, the fundamental rope dynamic tests are the reference for two basic tools. One hand an anaytical bidimensional model with explicit geometrical nonlinearity and bilnear material law is proposed for preliminary design. On the other hand, a nonlinear explicit finite element is defined for numerical modelling of net systems. Semi-scale and full scale dynamic tests are performed to validate complete finite element models, suitable for global qualification of safety systems. The direct applications of these tools deal with explicit certification of safety systems for high-speed sport, such as downhill competitions.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > CRIL Technology (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:09 Dec 2008 15:50

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