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6 September 2019 - 14:33, by , in blast mitigation, Comments off
BLAST LOAD: EXPLOSIONS AND EFFECTS ON STRUCTURES   EXPLOSIONS The sudden release of potential energy and the rapid expansion of gases. The released potential energy is accompanied by – heat, – sound and, – high pressure Expanded hot gases pushes out surrounding Layer of compressed air is formed in front of the hot gases, called shock...
6 September 2019 - 14:57, by , in blast mitigation, Comments off
Blast Resistant Design   Sources of Explosions Condensed phase explosions (high explosives) Vapor cloud explosions Combustible dust explosions Bursting pressure vessels Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion Rapid phase transition   Who is interested in Explosions? Military – Design facilities to resist hostile weapons, terrorist threats – Targeting/weaponeering of hostile facilities – Munitions storage and handling Industry – Oil...