Blast Mitigation Using Crushable Core Systems

Hamza Ousji, Bachir Belkassem, Lincy Pyl, M. Dhouibi, David Lecompte

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - D: Information and Communication Security
EditorsLeopold Kruszka, Djalel Eddine Tria, Paweł Muzolf, Kamil Sobczyk
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages9
EditionCritical Energy Infrastructure Protection
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-273-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-272-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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