Response of steel plates to thermal and blast load from within the fireball

Laurie Clough, Simon Clubley

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Abstract

Little is known of the effects of combined blast and thermal loading on structures within an explosive fireball. This paper documents and discusses the response of 2mm thick steel plate within a fireball of a 41kg TNT equivalent explosive. This continues the study of work investigating the synergistic response of structures to blast and thermal loads. Results from a coupled thermal and structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of the plates are compared with the response recorded by strain gauges and final deflected shapes. Conclusions regarding any potential synergistic response from the plates are made along with the suitability of the
numerical model to be used for further coupled studies on full structural elements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures Under Shock and Impact XIII
EditorsG. Schleyer, C. A. Brebbia
PublisherWessex Institute of Technology
Pages27 - 38
Number of pages12
Volume141
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84564-797-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-84564-796-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventThirteenth International Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact - New Forest, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20145 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
PublisherWIT Press
ISSN (Print)1743-3509

Conference

ConferenceThirteenth International Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact
Abbreviated titleSUSI XIII
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period3/06/145/06/14

Keywords

  • blast
  • thermal
  • synergistic
  • structural response
  • steel

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