Peter Bull

Contact information

  • E-mail

    peter.bull [at] fhs.se
  • Phone

    +46 8-55342689
  • Department

    Department of Military Studies
  • Division

    Science of Command and Control and Military Technology Division
  • Section

    Military Technology Applications Section

Postal address

Box 27805
115 93 Stockholm

Visiting address

Drottning Kristinas väg 37
Stockholm

Current research

TOIS (Tactical Optical Information System):

Inside armored personnel carriers, APC's, such as e.g. Hägglunds CV90 or Mowag Piranha, the possibilities for looking out are rather limited. That is especially true for the soldiers being transported inside the personnel compartment. Because of this, the soldiers are in effect expected to put themselves into harms way with very limited knowledge of what is happening outside the vehicle. One possible way to improve the situational awareness inside an APC is to have screens showing live images of the outside environment.The current investigation utilizes a set of carefully placed cameras connected to screens streaming live images inside the vehicle. It is found that this will significantly improve the situational awareness of the soldiers inside the APC. Field trials conducted in a realistic environment show that a careful placement of the cameras and the screens will increase the safety, and the efficiency, of the soldiers when they dismount the vehicle.

Publications

Books

Lärobok i Militärteknik, vol. 5: Farkostteknik (in Swedish), P.Bull (ed.), N.Bruzelius et al, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010, ISBN 978-91-86137

Damage tolerance and residual strength of composite sandwich structures, Peter Bull, Doctoral Thesis, KTH Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004, ISBN 91-783-772-1.

Reports

Förstudie obemannade farkoster (in Swedish), P.Bull, P.Ögren (eds.), Stockholm, Sweden, 2012, FOI-R--3319-SE, ISSN 1650-1942.

Papers

An experimental approach to improve on the situational awareness of soldiers transported in an armored vehicle, P. Bull, P. Eliasson, and M. Norsell, Stockholm Contributions in Military-Technology, Vol 2, 2011

Interactive Teaching of Military-Technology – A pilot study of implementation, S. Silfverskiöld, M. Norsell, P. Bull, and T. Fransson, Stockholm Contributions in Military-Technology, Vol 2, 2011

Behaviour of multiple composite plates subjected to ballistic impact, A.H. Sheikh, P.H. Bull, and J.A. Kepler , Composites Science and Technology, Vol 69, No 6, pp 704 - 710, May 2009

Sensitivity of structurally loaded sandwich panels to localized ballistic penetration, J.A. Kepler, and P.H. Bull, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 69, No 6 pp 696 - 703, May 2009

Development of a design tool for initial analysis of inserts in sandwich structures, P.H. Bull and O.T. Thomsen, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sandwich Structures, Porto, Portugal, 2008.

A lumped mass/spring model for localized impact on sandwich structures, J.A. Kepler, A.H. Sheikh and P.H. Bull, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sandwich Structures, Porto, Portugal, 2008.

Multiple layer composite plates in ballistic applications - a parametric study, P.H. Bull and J.A. Kepler, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, Kyoto, Japan, 2007.

Sensitivity of structurally loaded sandwich panels to localized ballistic penetration, J.A. Kepler and P.H. Bull, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, Kyoto, Japan, 2007.

A simple shell model for simulation of localized impact on GFRP laminates, A.H. Sheikh, P.H. Bull and J.A. Kepler, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, Kyoto, Japan, 2007.

Concurrent bending and localized impact on sandwich panels, J.A. Kepler and P.H. Bull, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Alexandroupolis, Greece, 2007.

Ballistic impact facility – considerations and experiences, P.H. Bull and J.A. Kepler, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Alexandroupolis, Greece, 2007.

"Damage tolerance assessment of composite sandwich panels with localised damage", D. Zenkert, A. Shipsha, P. Bull and B. Hayman, Composites Science and Technology, vol. 65, no 15–16, pp 2597–2611, Dec 2005.

Damage tolerance and compressive strength after impact of a selection of fiber reinforcements for composite sandwich structures, P.H. Bull, Paper F of Doctoral Thesis.

Residual strength of impact damaged scaled down CFRP--foam core sandwich panels, P.H. Bull and P. Jolma, Paper E of Doctoral Thesis.

"Compressive strength after impact of CFRP – foam core sandwich panels in marine applications", P.H. Bull and F. Edgren, Composites Part B, vol. 35, no 6–7, pp 535–541, September–December 2004.

"Compressive failure of impacted NCF composite sandwich panels - Characterisation of the failure process", F. Edgren, Leif Asp and P. Bull, Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 38, pp 495–514, March 2004.

Residual strength of impact damaged CFRP – foam cored sandwich panels, P.H. Bull and F. Edgren, Sixth International Conference on Sandwich Construction, 2003.

"Curved sandwich beams with face--core debond subjected to bending moment", P.H. Bull and S. Hallström, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, vol. 6, pp 115–127, March 2004.

"High velocity and quasi-static impact of large sandwich panels", P.H. Bull and S. Hallström, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, vol. 6, pp 97–113, March 2004.

High Velocity Impact of Large Sandwich Panels, P.H. Bull, S. Hallström and K.-A. Olsson, Fifth International Conference on Sandwich Construction, 2000.

Failure of Sandwich Beams with Discontinuous Core Stiffness, S. Hallström, J.L. Grenestedt and P.H. Bull, Fourth International Conference on Sandwich Construction, 1998.