Structures under repeated blast loadings

by Paul Weidlinger

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An examination of the vulnerability of a target subjected to a series of blasts. It is shown that properly designed elasto-plastic structures are capable of surviving the cumulative effects of repeated blasts if each blast is less intense than a destructive single blasts. The probability of kill, taking into account the cumulative effects from a series of blasts, is determined and is not significantly higher than the probability of kill obtained by neglecting cummulative damage.

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