Masters Theses


Analysis of glass panels subjected to explosive blast at close proximity


Ying Chai


"The glass structures of exterior window panels may become a debris hazard to building occupants when high explosives, for example, a terrorist vehicle bomb or body bomb, are detonated outside of a building. It is much more hazardous in body bomb case than in other types of terrorist attacks because the attack could happen in close proximity of the buildings. The dynamic response of glass structures subjected to small blast load at a short distance, however, has not fully understood. To address this issue, a 3-D, nonlinear, dynamic finite element model has been developed in this work to analyze the stress in a monolithic glass panel subjected to small blast load at a short distance. In this study, the small blast load at a short distance is modeled as a spherical blast wave"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Dharani, Lokeswarappa R.

Committee Member(s)

Dwilewicz, Roman
Chandrashekhara, K.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2006


ix, 59 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-37).


© 2006 Ying Chai, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Blast effect
Detonation waves
Fracture mechanics
Glass -- Fracture

Thesis Number

T 9081

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