Journal article

Dynamic increase factors for Radiata pine CLT panels subjected to simulated out-of-plane blast loading

Tu Van Le, Abdallah Ghazlan, Tuan Ngo, Alex Remennikov, Dulara Kalubadanage, Edward Chern Jinn Gan

Engineering Structures | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


The construction industry, which accounts for almost 20% of Australia’s carbon emissions, is responding to climate change by increasing the demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. Crosslaminated timber (CLT) is an innovative eco-friendly engineering material that can satisfy this demand due to its excellent properties, including fire and seismic resilience, natural insulation and lightweight, to name a few. This study presents the results of 8 blast tests, which were conducted on two types of Radiata pine CLT panels sourced in Australia. The CLT panels were subjected to simulated blast loads from a shock tube apparatus. The dynamic increase factor (DIFE) of the panels ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded through ARC Discovery DP170100851, A bio-inspired lightweight composite system for blast and impact protection, ARC Center for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (ARC-CAMPH) and the Asia Pacific Research Network for Resilient and Affordable Housing (funded by the Australian Academy of Science). The authors also acknowledge Xlam Australia for supplying the CLT panels.