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Shear Force In Structural Response To Blast- Induced Ground Excitations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU000091

Volume

48

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

832 kb

Author(s)

Y. Lu, H. Hao, G. Ma & Y. Zhou

Abstract

The ground motion induced by close-in underground explosions can be characterised by very short duration (thus high principal frequency) and large peak acceleration. The response of building structures subjected to this type of ground motion is expected to differ significantly from typical seismic responses, due to the contribution of high-frequency local mode vibration. Evaluation based on a simplified analytical model indicates that one of the major effects of the blast ground motion is the unusually high shear force in the beam-column members of the structures, leading potentially to a brittle shear failure under certain circumstances. This paper attempts to provide some insights into such high shea

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