1st Edition

Concrete Structures Subjected to Impact and Blast Loadings and Their Combinations

By Chunwei Zhang, Gholamreza Gholipour Copyright 2022
    334 Pages 220 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Although much research focuses on investigating the responses of reinforced concrete (RC) structures under sole impact or blast loads, the responses of RC structures under a combination of impact and blast loads currently represent a gap in our knowledge.

    The combined actions of impact and blast loadings may be applied to RC structures during accidental or intentional collision of vessels, vehicles, etc., carrying explosive materials. A comprehensive study on the vulnerability of various structural members is carried out using finite element (FE) simulations under combination of impact and blast loads with the variations of various loading- and structural-related parameters and key parameters.

    This book introduces various structural analysis approaches for concrete structures when subjected to extreme loads such as impact and blast loadings. The theory of the combinations of impact and blast loads is proposed that can provide primary insights to the specific readers to develop new ideas in impact and blast engineering, including combined actions of extreme loads arising from real-world intentional or accidental events.

    This book will be of value to students (undergraduate or postgraduate), engineers, and researchers in structural and civil engineering, and specifically, those who are studying and investigating the performances of concrete structures under extreme loads.

    1. Introduction. 2. State-of-the-art review on concrete structures subjected to impact loads. 3. State-of-the-art review on concrete structures subjected to blast loads. 4. Nonlinear dynamic analysis of RC columns subjected to lateral impact loads. 5. Progressive damage assessment of bridge pier subjected to ship collision. 6. Simply-supported RC beams subjected to combined impact-blast loads. 7. Loading rate effect on the responses of beam subjected to combine loads. 8. RC columns subjected to the combination of impact and blast loads. 9. Bridge pier subjected to vessel impact combined with blast loads. 10. Summary.


    Chunwei Zhang obtained his PhD degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he was a research associate in Harbin Institute of Technology; From 2007 to 2010 he was an Assistant Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology. From 2010 to 2015, he was a senior lecturer at Western Sydney University. He is currently a Professor at Qingdao University of Technology and Director of the Structural Vibration Control group. He has also served as the Secretary-general for the Young Researcher's Forum at the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, and as committee member of the Dynamics and Control Division of American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE). He has been in charge of and has participated in several major research programs, including general projects from National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Key Technology R&D and 863 discovery and 973 major fundamental programs from Ministry of Science and Technology of China as well as industry grants etc. He was also the external assessor for National Science Foundation of China. His research interests include structural control, blast resistance and protective engineering. He has been awarded the first grade prize for Science and Technology Progress in 2009 by China Ministry of Education, and the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation (JSSI) award in 2004, and the best paper award for the eleventh international symposium on Structural Engineering.

    Gholamreza Gholipour received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering from Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He recently received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering from Qingdao University of Technology (QUT) in China. His research interests are structural analysis, ocean engineering, bridge engineering, and concrete structures under extreme loads.