Experimental Characterization and Modeling of the 2024-T3 Aluminum Alloy Under Close-in Blast Loading

  • Jian Yu
  • Chian-Fong Yen
  • Charles Chih-Tsai Chen
  • Mark Nansteel
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


Thin 2024-T3 aluminum alloy panels were subjected to close-in blast loading. Panels of various thicknesses were tested against different blast loadings and approach distances. A finite elemental close-in blast simulation model (LSDYNA ALE method) was first calibrated with the experimental data, and then it was used to predict damage behaviors at different blast loadings and approach distances. Simulation results were comparable to the experimental data.


Aluminum alloys Blast simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Yu
    • 1
  • Chian-Fong Yen
    • 1
  • Charles Chih-Tsai Chen
    • 2
  • Mark Nansteel
    • 3
  1. 1.U.S. Army Research LaboratoryAberdeenUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityTransportation Security LaboratoryAtlantic CityUSA
  3. 3.Battelle Memorial InstituteTransportation Security Laboratory, William J. Hughes Technical CenterAtlantic CityUSA

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