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A Review of Response Reinforced Concrete Wall Protected with Aluminum Foam Subjected Explosion

Praveen Singh Tomar, Sohail Hasan, J. P. Gupta


Full-scale impact tests were likewise directed to explore the viability of strengthened canopied dividers just as the adequacy of twofold completely grouted fortified brick work dividers in loaded up with polyurethane froth. The dividers were tried both with and without aluminum froth retrofitting and tried utilizing both close-in and adjacent blasts. Four full-scale tests were directed on completely grouted twofold fortified workmanship dividers both with and without aluminum froth layers and with polyurethane froth filling in the cells of the empty solid units. Each divider was exposed to single gave, utilizing a charge of 25 kg ANFO, which had a proportionate TNT estimation of 20.5 kg at a standoff separation of 4 m, one of the dividers was exposed to a 125 kg charge (comparable to 102.5 kg TNT) at a similar separation. For each test, the dividers were put at a similar standoff separation and direction as for the impact source. The state of the charges was cuboids and they were lighted at the top.

Since most of the past investigations were constrained to block on diminished scale unreinforced solid square dividers utilizing numerical examination with charges being exploded either on or above unpaved ground, some vitality would be consumed by the ground. The complexity, the shoot load in the present examination was above unbending ground and it was amplified by the reflection off the inflexible ground. The objective of this examination was to research the exhibition of a full-scale twofold strengthened empty solid square workmanship dividers under impact loads and to look at the utilization of aluminum froth with various defensive layers. Furthermore, the weight circulations along the tallness of structure behind the divider were examined.

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