Blast loadings is generated due to various man made reasons such as from explosives or industrial imperfections. Although blast loadings can be considered as an exceptionally rare case but it has to be implied for design of various large scale structures with equal importance as earthquake or wind loads. Effective design of structures susceptible to blast risks can be derived by considering explosion types and its equivalent weight. This paper deals with effects of blast loading on structure and its behavior under such loading.
Techniques to increase the protection capacity of the buildings have been discussed. A case study comprising of 5 different combinations of an industrial chamber has been taken into consideration and analysis of stress induced due to blast waves is done with the help of ANSYS 16.0 software. Fireworks industry chamber is analyzed along with suitable data and formulas for blast loadings.
Mr. Jayveersinh Chauhan, UG student, Dr N.K. Solanki, Associate professor, Applied Mechanics Department, Faculty of technology and Engineering, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat.