Impact and Blast Analysis
Protective Design for Tornado Impact and Blast
Steel and concrete has been widely used in the design and construction of protective structures to resist impact and explosive loads. Potential missiles/projectiles include kinetic munitions, vehicle and aircraft crashes, fragments generated by military and terrorist bombing, fragments generated by accidental explosions and other events (e.g., failure of a pressurized vessel, failure of a turbine blade or other high-speed rotating machines), flying objects due to natural forces (tornados, volcanos, meteoroids), etc. These projectiles vary in their shapes and sizes, impact velocities, rigidities, and impact angle, and produce a wide spectrum of damage to the target. The engNoveX team has extensive experience in the analysis and design of different types of shielding structures and barrier systems designed using state-of-the-art finite element methods as well as well-known empirical techniques.