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Comparison of Experiment and Simulation of Blast Loading on the Steel Beam


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Author M Taji, A Hosseinzadeh Barforoosh and A Abedi


The effect of blast loads on beams is one of the main issues in the analysis of steel structure. In this study, experimental tests on steel beam under blast loading, and also numerical simulation by the Autodyn software to analyse these structures, is discussed. Experiments on steel beam size of 12 by Emulite4 explosive with 30 mm diameter and cortex is done. The patterns of cutting and bending generated in the two tests (empirical and simulation) show a good match.


Taji, M, Hosseinzadeh Barforoosh, A and Abedi, A, 2015. Comparison of experiment and simulation of blast loading on the steel beam, in Proceedings 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, pp 161–168 (The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne).