Performance of simplified damage assessment tools for reinforced concrete panels under blast loading

Zubair Imam Syed, Mohd Shahir Liew, Priyan Mendis

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Abstract

Pressure-impulse (P-I) and charge weight-distance (CW-D) diagrams are widely used as quick damage assessment tools for reinforced concrete (RC) elements exposed to blast loading. Depending on the loading and element properties, the blast loading can induce different patterns of response and damage. Appropriate application of different simplified damage assessment tools for both far-field and near-field blast effects can be significantly challenging. This paper presents the comparison of the performances of two commonly used simplified damage assessment methods for RC elements exposed to explosive loading. Different aspects of the simplified damage assessment methods related to their construction and application for damage assessment are investigated. Some specific limitations of construction and use of P-I and CW-D diagrams are explored. Suitability of P-I diagrams for far-field and near-field blast effects is also explored. P-I diagrams are found to provide misleading damage assessment when applied for near-field blast effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Engineering and Technology II
Pages492-497
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2014
Event2013 International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Nov 201329 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume594-595
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology
Abbreviated titleICAMET 2013
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period28/11/1329/11/13

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