WIT Press


Modeling The Effects Of Luggage On Blast Loadings From Internal Explosive Detonations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT990611

Volume

23

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

942 kb

Author(s)

H.J. Fleisher

Abstract

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been studying the effects of on-board explosive detonations on commercial transport-category aircraft for a number of years. In order to accurately predict and measure the structural damage that results, the loading mechanisms must be thoroughly understood. Typical passenger luggage has a significant effect on the overpressures and loading durations developed during internal explosive detonation. The results of explosive testing and computer modeling to generate accurate representations of these effects are presented. Several experiments and their outcomes are described including the development of attenuation factors for explosive charges cased in single pieces of luggage and for detonations in a typ

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