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Blast Mitigation Using Crushable Core Systems

Book Contribution - Chapter

Among several blast mitigation methods, the use of lightweight layers, in particular sacrificial cladding, are investigated. The latter consists of a crushable core sandwiched between a front plate and the structure. This paper presents an optimal sacrificial cladding design required to protect a given structural element against a free-air blast loading. The structure property, the fluid-structure interaction and the blast loading are taken into account.
Book:  NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - D: Information and Communication Security
Edition: Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection
Volume: 60
Pages: 72-80
Number of pages: 9
Publication year:2022