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The response of circular plates to repeated uniform blast loads an experimental and numerical study

University of Cape Town
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  • Mechanical Engineering


On-going war and terrorist attacks contribute to a variety of impulsive loading of structures that often result in life changing injury or death. Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines accounted for 1761 deaths in Afghanistan during 2009 [1], with many more casualties as a result from conflict occurring throughout the world.

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