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|Title:||A new approach to derive normalized pressure impulse curves for elastic members|
|Citation:||Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 2013; 7(3):1-15|
|Publisher:||World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd|
|Jonathon Dragos and Chengqing Wu|
|Abstract:||A pressure impulse (PI) diagram is a useful preliminary design tool for structural members against blasts. An extensive amount of investigation has been undertaken to generalize PI curves, using single degree of freedom (SDOF) theory, for elastic structural members. In this study, a new original approach also using SDOF theory, relying on the concept of effective pulse shape, is presented for determining a PI curve for any elastic member. The advantage of this approach is that it can be applied to any given type of blast load. The techniques and equations involved in this approach are outlined. Then, to assess the accuracy of this approach, elastic normalized PI curves generated using the new approach are compared against those obtained using the traditional methods. Finally, this approach is compared against other simplified techniques for determining elastic normalized PI curves.|
|Keywords:||Blast load; pressure impulse curve; single degree of freedom (SDOF) model|
|Rights:||Copyright status unknown|
|Appears in Collections:||Civil and Environmental Engineering publications|
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