ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF RCC STRUCTURES AGAINST BLAST LOADS
A.M Satya Sravya, Dr.Rex Jesuraj
Blast loads, Standoff Zone, Time History, Shear walls
Structural safety and integrity has become a great challenge to engineers. With advancement in technology the problem to design the structure for most complex loads have been solved easily. Though, the design of important and high rise structures have been restricted to seismic loads only. In recent years, terrorism has shown its impacts on buildings. Due to these effects the importance to design the structure against blast loads also increased. Blast explosions releases large pressures and heat into air. This phenomenon though it lasts for only milli seconds but have adverse effects on the structures. This paper shows blast resistant analysis and design of a G+7 commercial structure with and without shear walls for a charge weight of 50kg and 100kg TNT at 30m distance in ETABS 2016.