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Structures under Shock and Impact VII

Structures under Shock and Impact VII

Edited By: N. JONES, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, United Kingdom and A.M. RAJENDRAN, US Army Research Laboratory, USA


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Structures and Materials

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WIT Transactions on The Built Environment

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The shock and impact behaviour of structures is an extremely challenging area. It is therefore important to recognize and utilize the contributions emerging from theoretical, numerical and experimental studies on structures, as well as investigations into material properties under dynamic loading conditions.

Reflecting the broad range of research work currently being carried out in academic institutions and industry, this book contains the papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact. The topics highlighted are: Protection of Structures from Blast Loads; Surface Structures Under Explosive Shock; Missile Penetration and Explosion; Interaction Between Analytical and Experimental Research; Structural Crashworthiness and New Software for Shock and Impact; Energy Absorbing Systems; Seismic Engineering Applications; Material Characterization; Material Response to High Rate Loading; Behaviour of Concrete Structural Components; Behaviour of Steel and Composite Structures; Fluid Solid Interaction; and Analysis of Unbound Domains.

Over 50 contributions are included and these will encourage research workers and designers to apply the methods discussed to many new practical problems.

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