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Pressure–impulse response of semi-rigidly connected steel plates under blast loading
journal contributionposted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by X Lin, Mahmud AshrafMahmud Ashraf
In this study, a three-dimensional finite element model is developed to investigate the pressure–impulse response of the steel plates with semi-rigid connections under blast loads. The strain rate effect on the material properties is considered, and a number of spring elements are used for simulating the plate to support connections. Once verified, the developed finite element model is then used to investigate the effects of a series of parameters on the blast resistance and energy absorption capability of the steel plates, including the effects of connection rigidity, plate thickness, impulse loading and the shape of corrugation.