Recommendations for a new generation of standards for testing numerical assessment of blast-loaded glass windows

Martin Larcher, Michel Arrigoni, Chiara Bedon, Ans Van Doormaal, Christof Haberacker, Gtz Husken, Oliver Millon, Arja Saarenheimo, George Solomos, Laurent Thamie, Georgios Valsamos, Andy Williams, Alexander Stolz

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Abstract

The determination of the blast protection level of civil engineering buildings components against explosive effects represents a topic of crucial importance, in current practice. However, some key aspects of blast resistant structures design have been only marginally considered in the last decade, and currently still require appropriate regulations. This is especially true in the case of windows and facades, where the intrinsic material brittleness is the major influencing parameter for blast-resistant assemblies. While blast assessment of buildings and systems is usually achieved by means of experimental investigations, as well as numerical simulations, general regulations and guidelines are currently missing. In this regard, the European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP) Thematic Group Resistance of Structures to Explosion Effectsattempts to develop guidelines and recommendations aimed to harmonise test procedures in experimental testing of glass windows under blast, as well as standardized approaches for their vulnerability assessment via numerical modelling. In this paper, major Thematic Group outcomes and next challenges are briefly summarized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume755
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Critical infrastructures
Facades
Brittleness
Civil engineering
Explosions
Glass
Computer simulation
Testing

Keywords

  • Blast Loaded Glass Windows
  • Blast Protection
  • Experimental Testing
  • Finite Element Numerical Modelling
  • Standardisation

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Larcher, Martin ; Arrigoni, Michel ; Bedon, Chiara ; Doormaal, Ans Van ; Haberacker, Christof ; Husken, Gtz ; Millon, Oliver ; Saarenheimo, Arja ; Solomos, George ; Thamie, Laurent ; Valsamos, Georgios ; Williams, Andy ; Stolz, Alexander. / Recommendations for a new generation of standards for testing numerical assessment of blast-loaded glass windows. In: Key Engineering Materials. 2017 ; Vol. 755. pp. 121-130.
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Recommendations for a new generation of standards for testing numerical assessment of blast-loaded glass windows. / Larcher, Martin; Arrigoni, Michel; Bedon, Chiara; Doormaal, Ans Van; Haberacker, Christof; Husken, Gtz; Millon, Oliver; Saarenheimo, Arja; Solomos, George; Thamie, Laurent; Valsamos, Georgios; Williams, Andy; Stolz, Alexander.

In: Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 755, 01.01.2017, p. 121-130.

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