Impact Analysis of Concrete Structural Components (Review Paper)
This paper presents an overview on the concrete structural components subjected to impact loading. The review includes empirical formulae, analytical models, and numerical simulations. Various empirical formulae on penetration depth, perforation, and scabbing limits as well as their ranges of application have been provided. It has been observed that the information available on the validation of these models is limited. There is wider scope to study the performance of well known empirical formulae. Penetration resistance function play an important role in any analytical model. It has been observed that the major limitation is rigid projectile assumption. There is scope to develop new/improved analytical models to represent projectile characteristics. The numerical simulation of concrete structural components subjected to impact loads is a complex phenomenon. From the review, it is observed that employing appropriate material model for concrete, equation-of-state, contact algorithm and definition of yield surface plays significant role in the accurate simulation of concrete structural components. There is ample scope to develop improved methodologies in terms of development of material models and contact algorithms, which can be employed in nonlinear explicit finite element analysis of concrete structural components subjected to impact loading.
Defence Science Journal, 2010, 60(3), pp.307-319, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.60.358
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