Blast Mitigation

Experimental and Numerical Studies

  • Arun Shukla
  • Yapa D. S. Rajapakse
  • Mary Ellen Hynes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. S. F. Son, A. J. Zakrajsek, E. J. Miklaszewski, D. E. Kittell, J. L. Wagner, D. R. Guildenbecher
    Pages 1-19
  3. James LeBlanc, J. Ambrico, S. Turner
    Pages 161-187
  4. Thomas Brodrick, Ryan Hurley, W. L. Fourney
    Pages 249-277
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-364

About this book


Blast Mitigation: Experimental and Numerical Studies covers both experimental and numerical aspects of material and structural response to dynamic blast loads and its mitigation. The authors present the most up-to-date understanding from laboratory studies and computational analysis for researchers working in the field of blast loadings and their effect on material and structural failure,  develop designs for  lighter and highly efficient structural members for blast energy absorption, discuss vulnerability of underground structures, present methods for dampening blast overpressures, discuss structural post blast collapse and give attention to underwater explosion and implosion effects on submerged infrastructure and mitigation measures for this environment.

This book also:

Presents experimental methods of material and structural response to dynamic blast loads

Includes computational analysis of material and structural response to dynamic blast loads

Offers mitigation measures for structures in various environments

Relates lab experiments to larger field tests

Features more than 150 illustrations

Blast Mitigation: Experimental and Numerical Studies is an ideal book for graduate students, practicing engineers and researchers working in the field of blast mitigation.


Applications of the Theory to Structural Problems Blast Loading of Structures Constitutive Relations Penetration and Perforation Stress Waves and Stress Mitigation in Solids Structural Crashworthiness and Failure Theories of Plasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • Arun Shukla
    • 1
  • Yapa D. S. Rajapakse
    • 2
  • Mary Ellen Hynes
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Rhode Island, Dept. of Mechanical, Industrial and SystSimon Ostrach ProfessorKingstonUSA
  2. 2.Office of Naval Research, Solid MechanicsProgram ManagerArlingtonUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology DirectorateDirector of ResearchWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7266-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7267-4
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