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The blast response of the panel composites

Yahya, Mohd. Yazid and Wesley, J. Cantwell, and Genevieve, Langdon and Gerald, N. Nurick (2008) The blast response of the panel composites. In: Advances in Mechanical Engineering Part II. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 227-238. ISBN 978-983-52-0552-1

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Almost every evening, our television screens show the effects of explosions on structures. A shattered hotel, a damaged police post, a domestic gas explosion, the explosion failure of an aircraft pressure bulkhead or of a jet engine. One of the most harrowing disasters occurred at Lockerbie in Scotland, in December 1988 when a Boeing 747, Pan Am flight 103, suffered an internal bomb explosion in the forward hold, and fell from the sky. In spite of this, the engineering profession in general is not well versed in the design of static or moving structures to withstand explosions, partly because in the past specifications have rarely included explosive loading as a factor in design, and partly because the various dynamic effects of explosions on structures have only been examined as research subjects in a small number of research laboratories.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:explosion failure, aircraft pressure bulkhead, bomb explosion
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:27774
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:08 Aug 2012 09:31
Last Modified:08 Aug 2012 09:31

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