A theoretical study on the P-I diagram of framed monolithic glass window subjected to blast loading

Suwen Chen, Xing Chen, Guoqiang Li, Yong Lu

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Abstract

In this paper, an analytical model for determining the iso-damage curves for framed monolithic glass panels subjected to blast loading is proposed. Two typical damage levels corresponding to different conditions in GSA/ISC are classified, namely (a) the glass crack limit and (b) glass fragments invading with a certain velocity. The nonlinear dynamic responses and failure modes of framed monolithic glass under different blast loadings are firstly analysed numerically. Then critical states of glass panel in both impulsive region and quasi-static region of the pressure-impulse (P-I) diagram are defined. Based on the energy balance approach, an analytical method is proposed for determining the pressure asymptote and the impulse asymptote of framed monolithic glass for different damage levels. The proposed method is verified through comparison with published experimental data and numerical results. The method can be applied for any framed monolithic glazing with different dimension and thickness and provides a practical approach for engineering design and hazard level estimation of framed monolithic glass against blast loading.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-510
Number of pages14
JournalEngineering Structures
Volume150
Early online date27 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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