Explosive Loading of Engineering Structures

Explosive Loading of Engineering Structures

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This book reviews the development of research into the explosive loading of structures, mainly since the beginning of the twentieth century. Major contributions in the fields of measurement, analysis and prediction are discussed. Dynamic loading from conventional high explosives is examined, as well as the effects of liquid propellant, dust, gas, vapour, and fuel/air explosions. Subjects include blast in tunnels, underground and underwater explosions, pressure measurement and blast stimulation. Explosive effects on civil buildings, civil bridges, aircraft and ships are summarized, including the estimation of residual strength. The concluding passages refer to structural safety and reliability.It is hoped that the research history and inspirations from the past retailed in this book will help towards this work, and at the ... The general design and use of hardened defences in twentieth century warfare, Royal Engineersa#39; Journal, 101(2 ). ... of Structures to Resist Nuclear Weapons Effects, American Society of Civil Engineers, Manual of Engineering Practice No. 42. ... 9.13 Wright, S.J. and Hobbs, B. (1994) Use of the DYNA-3D FE code to quantify the response of steel plate girdersanbsp;...

Title:Explosive Loading of Engineering Structures
Author:P.S. Bulson
Publisher:CRC Press - 2002-09-11


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