Challenges in Modelling Reinforced Concrete Panels Subjected to Blast Load - A Critical Review

Amina Mohammed, Husham Almansour
2022 Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction  
Reinforced concrete panels are widely used in modern facilities, and evaluating their blast loading capacity is vital for security-critical assets. Due to the high impulsive nature of blast loads, the response of reinforced concrete panels is characteristically different from that under static or low dynamic load conditions. The failure of individual components often initiates the blast load's destructive effects on the entire structure. The material breach can be caused by stress wave
more » ... effects before the general structural response becomes significant. Numerical methods are one of the key methods for studying the behaviour of reinforced concrete panels under blast load. This paper aims to review the current state of practice in modelling reinforced concrete panels and predicting their blast capacity and failure mechanisms under blast load. The work addresses the research gaps associated with using advanced finite element modelling as compared to test results.
doi:10.32732/jcec.2022.11.3.127 fatcat:w5b6kksnwbay5g5u33nqmwez2u