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Structural response of bridges to fire after explosion

Crosti, C, Olmati, P and Gentili, F (2012) Structural response of bridges to fire after explosion Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management. pp. 2017-2023.

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Since the tragic events of September 11th, the structural safety against terroristic attacks has become a relevant issue for strategic structures and the threat of malevolent attacks against a transportation infrastructure is very realistic. Bridges are strategic infrastructures with well-known importance for the community. A bridge failure is an event that compromises the socio economic stability of a country, and for this reason studying how to design and verify bridges under malevolent explosions followed by fire is a tactic for the defense of the community from terroristic attack. In this paper the structural response of a bridge engaged by fire of vehicles ignited after an explosion provoked by a track bomb is carried out. A set of structural nonlinear transient analyses is carried out by means of a finite element code, taking into account both thermoplastic properties of elements and geometrical nonlinearities. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Crosti, C
Gentili, F
Date : 23 July 2012
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:09
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 23:31

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