Next Article in Journal
Biaxial Compression Tests on Hopkinson Bars
Previous Article in Journal
In-Situ Experimental Modal Testing of Railway Bridges
Article Menu
Issue 8 (ICEM 2018) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessProceedings
Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 386; https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05211

Global Response of a Three-Story Building Exposed to Blast Loading

Norwegian Defence Estates Agency, NO-0661 Oslo, Norway
Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Published: 9 May 2018
PDF [793 KB, uploaded 11 June 2018]

Abstract

Experimental data from full-scale experiments with reinforced concrete buildings exposed to blast loading are limited. As full-scale experiments are expensive, numerical simulations of the global response of structures exposed to blast loading may be an attractive substitute. A full-scale experiment on a three-story reinforced concrete building exposed to air-blast is employed to evaluate the performance of FE simulations to represent global response of reinforced concrete structures. The building experienced close to elastic response in the load bearing walls and columns, while cracks were observed in the front wall facing the charge. FE simulations of the global response of the building are performed with a solid element model and a structural element model (shell elements) to compare accuracy to computational cost. The results show that the FE simulations with solid and structural elements give an adequate representation of the global response of the building to a relatively low cost.
Keywords: reinforced concrete; blast load; global response; full-scale experiment; LS-DYNA reinforced concrete; blast load; global response; full-scale experiment; LS-DYNA
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Heggelund, S.; Brekken, K.; Ingier, P.; Christensen, S.O. Global Response of a Three-Story Building Exposed to Blast Loading. Proceedings 2018, 2, 386.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Proceedings EISSN 2504-3900 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top