Failure Of Masonry Under Explosion Effect
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D. Makovička & D. Makovička Jr.
The purpose of the paper is a comparison of the character and differences of the dynamic response of partition structures of different thicknesses to the explosion of methane/air mix beyond their rear face. The paper is based on comparison of the results of theoretical analyses with those of experiments in a testing mine. The duration of the effect of the explosion was longer than the basic natural period of the partition structures. The paper compares the influence of the variability of mechanical partition wall characteristics, their boundary conditions and the way of failure. It defines the failure characteristics and compares the failure prediction with experimental results. Keywords: masonry wall, explosion load, dynamic response, failure. 1 Introduction In the course of sever