Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Experimental and numerical approaches to investigate the out-of-plane response of unreinforced masonry walls subjected to free far-field blasts
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Materials and Production, Applied Mechanics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9586-8667
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Materials and Production, Applied Mechanics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0033-1841
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Materials and Production, Applied Mechanics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3481-1368
Swedish Fortifications Agency, Sweden.
Show others and affiliations
2021 (English)In: Engineering structures, ISSN 0141-0296, E-ISSN 1873-7323, Vol. 239, article id 112328Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Masonry walls are bulky and heavy and have therefore the potential to act naturally as a protective system to blasts. Yet, they are known to have a limited flexural and torsional capacity, particularly when unreinforced. When exposed to shockwaves, they experience out-of-plane failure mechanisms which may affect the overall stability of the building and engender flying debris inside the building. The out-of-plane response of unreinforced masonry walls to blasts depends on many factors characterizing both the wall and blast action, making any sort of prediction difficult. In this context, experimental tests and numerical models become key tools that can be used to study the wall’s response on a case-by-case basis. This review covers the major experimental and numerical approaches to assess the out-of-plane response of unreinforced masonry walls subjected to blasts. A methodological appraisal is used for the test methods, focusing on the preparation of the test items and test setup, the boundary conditions and failure mechanisms investigated, as well as the commonly employed measurement techniques. The survey on the modelling approaches includes key topics such as level of detail and cost, and reports strategies to model the wall and blast scenario. The review provides a thematic analysis of the available literature, aimed to assist the analyst in selecting a suitable tool for the investigation of masonry in the field of blast engineering. Furthermore, the findings presented herein can support amendments of existing codes and guidelines pertaining to the design of protective masonry structures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2021. Vol. 239, article id 112328
Keywords [en]
Masonry, Blast, Out-of-plane actions, Testing, Modelling
National Category
Building Technologies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-52977DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112328OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-52977DiVA, id: diva2:1546268
Note

The presented research was made possible with the support of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Swedish Fortifications Agency (FORTV), working jointly in the Centrum för fortifikatorisk kompetens (Centre of excellence for fortifications, CFORT).

Available from: 2021-04-21 Created: 2021-04-21 Last updated: 2023-05-26Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records

Godio, MicheleWilliams Portal, NatalieFlansbjer, Mathias

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Godio, MicheleWilliams Portal, NatalieFlansbjer, Mathias
By organisation
Applied Mechanics
In the same journal
Engineering structures
Building Technologies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 78 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf