RR124 - Pulse pressure testing of 1/4 scale blast wall panels with connections.
Describes a study concerning the response of a panel/connection
of a 1/4 scale stainless steel blast under pulse pressure loading.
The aim of the work was to investigate the influence of the
connection detail on the overall performance of the
panel/connection system under pulse pressure loading and to develop
appropriate analytical and numerical models of the blast
wall/connection system for correlation with the test results. This
is the first time that a detailed experimental study of the
behaviour of blast walls made from profiled stainless steel sheet
has considered the modes of failure and end effects of the support
construction. The work has shown that the connection detail can
significantly influence the response of the panel to extreme
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