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Blast Assessment of Load Bearing Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls


Ayush Meena , MBM Engineering College Jodhpur; Dr. Ajay Sharma, MBM Engineering College Jodhpur


Shear wall, Standoff Distance, Blast Yield, Storey Displacement, Storey Drift


Assessment of a structures blast capacity has become an important focus in structural engineering. In response to heightened terror awareness numerous existing structures must be evaluated for conformance with security standards. Determining the blast resistance of a structure is a first step towards evaluating the potential need for retrofit construction. Numerous methods can be employed to determine the blast resistance of a structure, oftentimes over-simplified or too complex. A common lateral load resisting system that is particularly vulnerable to blast loads is a reinforced concrete shear wall. The purpose of this paper is to see the variation in storey deflection and storey drift under the effect of blast over the structure with or without the shear wall and when the shear wall is at different position with respect to the blast direction.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV8I70010
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2020
Page(s): 13-18

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