Blast Mitigation Strategies in Marine Composite and Sandwich Structures

  • Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan
  • Yapa Rajapakse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. B. Raja Sekhar, S. Gopalakrishnan
    Pages 73-96
  3. Emily Rolfe, Mark Kelly, Hari Arora, Paul A. Hooper, John P. Dear
    Pages 209-225
  4. S. R. Hiremath, Deepak Alapur, D. Roy Mahapatra
    Pages 247-264
  5. Michelle S. Hoo Fatt, Moshabab Alkhtany, Dushyanth Sirivolu
    Pages 265-280
  6. H. Jeon, V. Eliasson
    Pages 301-320
  7. I. Obed Samuelraj, G. Jagadeesh
    Pages 337-356
  8. H. Chen, M. V. Barnhart, Y. Y. Chen, G. L. Huang
    Pages 357-375
  9. M. D. Nelms, W. D. Hodo, A. M. Rajendran
    Pages 397-421

About this book


This book primarily focuses on methodologies to enable marine structures to resist high velocity impact loadings. It is based on invited talks presented at the recent India–USA workshop on “Recent Advances in Blast Mitigation Strategies in Civil and Marine Composite Structures” The book comprises content from top researchers from India and the USA  and covers various aspects of the topic, including modeling and simulation, design aspects, experimentation and various challenges. These failure modes significantly reduce the structural integrity of the marine structures unless they are designed to resist such harsh loadings. Understanding the mechanics of these structures under harsh loadings is still an open area of research, and the behavior of these structures is not fully understood. The book highlights efforts to reduce the effects of blast loadings on marine composite structures. Intended for researchers/scientists and practicing engineers, the book focuses not only the design and analysis challenges of marine composite structures under such harsh loading conditions, but also provides new design guidelines.


Impact dynamics Shock wave propagation Constitutive models Composite materials Underwater explosions Blast resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan
    • 1
  • Yapa Rajapakse
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Programme Manager, Solid Mechanics ProgramOffice of Naval ResearchArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7169-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7170-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-7633
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7641
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