Folded Sandwich Protective Structures against Blast and Impact Loads
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In this thesis, novel folded truncated pyramid structures and a bi-directional load-self-cancelling square dome structure are proposed as the core of light-weight protective sandwich structures to resist blast and impact loads. Analytical derivations, numerical simulations, quasi-static and dynamic crushing tests are carried out to examine the dynamic crushing behaviours and energy absorption capacities of various designs for developing the best-performing core structures for blast and impact load resistance.
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