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Impulsive Loading On Reinforced Concrete Slabs - Blast Loading Function

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940081

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

680 kb

Author(s)

N. Duranovic & A.J. Watson

Abstract

Impulsive loading on reinforced concrete slabs - blast loading function N. Duranovic & A.J. Watson Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK ABSTRACT This paper describes the experimental methods used to study impulsive loads produced by close range explosive charges. Henrych's, [1], analytical relations have been used as a basis to develop the spatial and time distribution of blast overpressures across the slab surface and the charge standoff. The results of experiments are presented and comparison made between the measured and the calculated values of overpressures. INTRODUCTION In a static test on RC slabs, resistance mechanisms can usually be described as shear or flexural, and failure follows response of the whole slab. A combination between the two effects can also be present but shear-flexure failure occurs often after considerable flexural deflection of the member. When an explosion occurs near to the surf

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