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A new strategy for the vulnerability study of buildings exposed to open-air explosions

Author
Zarate, J.; Cardoso, V.; Barbat, A. H.; Botello Rionda, Salvador
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Revista internacional de métodos numéricos para cálculo y diseño en ingeniería
Date of publication
2017-07-01
Volume
33
Number
3-4
First page
299
Last page
306
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rimni.2016.07.001 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0213131516300293 Open in new window
Abstract
In this paper, a new methodology is described to evaluate the effect of open air explosions on equivalent structures to the facades of buildings. The structural damage is defined by vulnerability surfaces that are a function of the explosion magnitude, the distance to the structure and the detonation damage index developed in this article. The proposed index considers the structural load capacity degradation, the fracturing and the loss material due to the explosion. The structure is modeled by ...
Keywords
Damage index, Discrete elements, Explosion, Risk, Vulnerability
Group of research
(MC)2 - UPC Computational continuum mechanics
GMNE - Numerical Methods in Engineering Group
RMEE - Strength of Materials and Structural Engineering Research Group

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