Journal article

Numerical simulation of structural responses to a far-field explosion

C Ding, T Ngo, A Ghazlan, R Lumantarna, P Mendis

Australian Journal of Structural Engineering | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2015

Abstract

The evaluation of structural responses under blast loading is very important in the protective design of buildings. Current standards can be used to assess the blast performance of simple structural configurations, such as a rectangular block. When the geometry of the target structure is irregular, the above methods are invalid. The advantage of computational fluid dynamics codes, such as Air3D, is that it can evaluate blast loadings on complex structures. However, it cannot predict the response of structures. In order to address the limitations of current approaches in evaluating the response of structures under blast loading, numerical simulations of high explosives and their interactions ..

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