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Close-in blast resistance of large-scale auxetic re-entrant honeycomb sandwich panels

Dulara Kalubadanage, Alex Remennikov, Tuan Ngo, Chang Qi

Journal of Sandwich Structures & Materials | SAGE Publications


The protection of critical infrastructure, including government buildings, airports, religious buildings, military buildings and military vehicles, which are at risk to blast loads, has become important due to increasing terrorist activities in recent years. Sacrificial cladding systems based on negative Poisson’s ratio core topologies have recently received more attention as a protective technology due to its excellent energy absorption capability. In this study, field blast tests were performed on metallic re-entrant honeycomb-cored sacrificial cladding systems as protective structures for steel plate structures. This study focused on the near-field blast loading conditions where liquid Ni..

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