Shock and Vibration

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Volume 20 |Article ID 540383 |

Ximei Zhai, Yonghui Wang, "Modelling and Dynamic Response of Steel Reticulated Shell under Blast Loading", Shock and Vibration, vol. 20, Article ID 540383, 10 pages, 2013.

Modelling and Dynamic Response of Steel Reticulated Shell under Blast Loading

Received30 Nov 2011
Revised31 Mar 2012


Explicit finite element programme LS-DYNA was used to simulate a long-span steel reticulated shell under blast loading to investigate the structural dynamic responses in this paper. The elaborate finite element model of the Kiewitt-8 single-layer reticulated shell with span of 40 m subjected to central blast loading was established and all the process from the detonation of the explosive charge to the demolition, including the propagation of the blast wave and its interaction with structure was reproduced. The peak overpressure from the numerical analysis was compared with empirical formulas to verify the credibility and applicability of numerical simulation for blast loading. The dynamic responses of the structure under blast loading with different TNT equivalent weights of explosive and rise-span ratios were obtained. In addition, the response types of Kiewitt-8 single-layer reticulated shell subjected to central explosive blast loading were defined.

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