WIT Press


Scale Testing Of Profiled Stainless Steel Blast Walls

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU040111

Volume

73

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,389 kb

Author(s)

G.S. Langdon & G.K. Schleyer

Abstract

A series of laboratory tests were carried out at the University of Liverpool Impact Research Centre on panels of ¼ scale stainless steel blast walls and on various panel/connection systems. The panel design was based on a deep trough trapezoidal profile with welded angle connections top and bottom and free sides. The loading applied to the test panel was a triangular pulse pressure representative of a gas explosion overpressure. The aim of this work was to investigate the influence of the connection detail on the overall performance of the panel/connection system under pulse pressure loading and to develop appropriate analytical and numerical models for correlation with the test results. Large permanent plastic deformations were produced in the panel without rupture. The work has shown that the connection detail can significantly influence the res

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