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dc.contributor.authorHao, Hong
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T15:12:11Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T15:12:11Z
dc.date.created2015-10-29T04:09:21Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2015-10-29
dc.identifier.citationHao, H. 2011. Prediction of blast-induced window glass fragments, in Fragomeni, S. and Venkatesan, S. (ed), Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics and Structures of Materials, Chapter 102, pp. 635-640. London: Taylor and Francis.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/44120
dc.identifier.doi10.1201/b10571-115
dc.description.abstract

Statistics show that more than 80% human casualties in an explosion event are associated with the failure of glass windows or curtain walls. Owing to the extreme complexity, the current practice in predicting window glass failure and fragments are based mainly on some empirical formulae or simplified numerical simulations. In this study, both empirical and theoretical methods are adopted to calculate the mean fragment area, the mean ejection velocity, and the mean flying distances of the glass fragments to blast loads. Theoretical methods are based on the theory of damage and fracture mechanics while the empirical method is based on either an initial fragment size assumption or an empirical estimation of mean fragment size from field observed data. The results are compared to various injury and lethality, or protection levels specified in codes and security guidelines for personnel protection against glass debris hazards.

dc.titlePrediction of blast-induced window glass fragments
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.dateSubmitted2015-10-29
dcterms.source.startPage635
dcterms.source.endPage640
dcterms.source.titleIncorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials - Proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials
dcterms.source.seriesIncorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials - Proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials
dcterms.source.isbn9780415616577
curtin.digitool.pid231487
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.refereedTRUE
curtin.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-SE-DCE-HH-23502
curtin.identifier.elementsidELEMENTS-63512
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available


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