Structural Response and Stochastic Impact Modeling

Renata Troian, Manel Dallali, Didier Lemosse, Leila Khalij, E. Buzaud, A. Cosculluela, H. Couque, E. Cadoni
2018 EPJ Web of Conferences  
The problem of the vulnerability of structures facing explosions came to the front line of the scientific scene in the last decades. Uncertainty of the environmental conditions and material properties have to be taken into account. The corresponding numerical models are very complex and depend on numerous parameters. Consequently, such models are cursed with issues which limit their use for real applications. Most of the existing approaches are based on a deterministic point of view, and are
more » ... able to represent the extreme sensitivity of a model towards uncertain parameters. That is why the uncertainty analysis is needed. The proposed research is devoted to the analysis of a structural behavior under an uncertain impact loading. Elasto-plastic Bernoulli beam model is used as structural model for the case simplicity, while the different formulation for impact itself are studied to simulate the wide range of possible types of impact. Model sensitivity is studied first. The influence of input parameters on structural behavior, that are the impact force, duration and position, as well as beam material are then considered. The obtained insights can provide the guidelines for modeling the structure under the explosive loading taking into account the uncertainties.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201818301050 fatcat:op6dbx2kdrelpkc5fxko5pnnxq