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A Gauge For Measurements Of Soil-structure Interface Force Due To Explosive Loading

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940391

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

946 kb

Author(s)

H. Ilstad, T. Borvik & K.A. Malo

Abstract

A gauge for measurements of soil-structure interface force due to explosive loading H. Ilstad," T. B0rvik& & K.A. Malo" ^Department of Structural Engineering, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, N-7034 Trondheim, Norway ** Central Staff/Technical Division, Norwegian Defence Construction Service, N-0015 Oslo, Norway ABSTRACT The paper presents some work regarding construction of a soil-structure interface gauge measuring the interface force distribution over much larger areas than possible with conventional pressure gauges. Different backfill/backpack materials surrounding buried protective structures may have different effects regarding the interface forces between the soil and structure when exposed to explosive loading. The motivation of this work is to study these effects. The gauge concept consists of a grid of uncoupled plane areas using PVDF-film sensors between two mating surfaces to measure the pressure. The gauge is described in detail. This concept is attra

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