Blast and Structures
Blast is considered as one of the accidental loads on civil structures together with impact, fire and
earthquake. In the European Union there is missing a common approach how to evaluate the structural
resistance and how to design the structures against the blast load.
The aims of this seminar are to introduce accidental loads on structures, to present experimental open
blast field tests, methods how to measure the principal characteristics of blast wave and behavior of
blast loaded structures, to introduce methodology of blast loaded structure design and evaluate the
resistance of blast loaded structures.