Examination of Experimental and Theoretical Behavior of a Reinforced Concrete Room under Internal Explosion Loads

Examination of Experimental and Theoretical Behavior of a Reinforced Concrete Room under Internal Explosion Loads

Civil Engineering Beyond Limits (CEBEL)
Volume 1 - Issue 4 - October 2020

Yusuf Demirel Ömer POLAT

Abstract

The present study reports on an experimental investigation of the effect of a blast inside a reinforced concrete room on the behavior of the reinforced concrete structure. To this end, a blasting experiment was carried out inside a concrete room, with pressure values obtained using a piezoelectric pressure sensor. After the experiment, measurements and observations were made within the reinforced concrete room, and sketches were made of the cracks that formed on the various concrete wall types, and on the floor and wall coverings. The gathered data, measurements and observations were then used in a theoretical study. The obtained pressure values were used to analyze the effects of the blast on the room components, making use of ABAQUS software, with both dynamic and static analyses conducted separately. The results of the theoretical study of the behavior of the building components, which was carried out in accordance with international regulations and standards, were then compared with the experimental values.

Keywords

Internal explosion, Reinforced concrete room, Experiment, Crack sketch, Openings
https://doi.org/10.36937/cebel.2020.004.004