The International Association of Protective Structures (IAPS) was launched on 1 October 2010 in Manchester, UK during the first International Conference of Protective Structures. The primary purpose of IAPS is to bring researchers and engineers working in the area of protective structures together, and to promote research and development work for better life and structure protection against shock and impact loads. More information can be found at http://www.protectivestructures.org/contact.html.
Advances in Protective Structures Research is the first publication in a series of planned publications by IAPS. It contains 13 chapters prepared by active and prominent researchers around the world in the area of protective structures. It covers the dynamic material model and material properties, structural response analysis, structural reliability analysis, impact loads and ground shock. The contents of the book reflect well the current research achievements and practice in structural protection against blast and impact loads. They represent the advanced international research status in theoretical derivations, numerical simulations, and laboratory and field tests for structure protections.
Foreword Qihu Qian Preface Norbert Gebbeken Chapter 1 Modeling of concrete materials under extreme loads J.E. Crawford, Y. Wu, J.M. Magallanes & S. Lan Chapter 2 Three-dimensional numerical modelling of concrete-like materials subjected to dynamic loadings Q. Fang & J.H. Zhang Chapter 3 Performance and suitability of ultra-high-performance concrete under a broad range of dynamic loadings K. Thoma, A. Stolz & O. Millon Chapter 4 Numerical quantification of factors influencing high-speed impact tests of concrete material H. Hao, Y. Hao & Z.X. Li Chapter 5 Masonry under dynamic actions-experimental investigations, material modeling and numerical simulations N. Gebbeken, T. Linse & T. Araujo Chapter 6 Experimental versus analytical response of structures to blast loads A.G. Razaqpur, M. Campidelli & S. Foo Chapter 7 Buildings protection against accidental explosions in petrochemical facilities B.M. Luccioni & R.D. Ambrosini Chapter 8 Integration of uncertainty modelling, structural reliability and decision theory to provide optimal blast protection to infrastructure M.G. Stewart Chapter 9 Collapse mechanism of seawall protective structure by huge tsunami N. Ishikawa, T. Arikawa, M. Beppu & H. Tatesawa Chapter 10 Impact effects on concrete Q.M. Li Chapter 11 First draft of performance-based design code for Japanese protective structures Y. Sonoda & H. Tamai Chapter 12 Recent studies on buried explosions in dry soils in proximity to buried structures D.Z. Yankelevsky, Y.S. Karinski & V.R. Feldgun Chapter 13 Craters produced by explosions on, above and under the ground R.D. Ambrosini & B.M. Luccioni Author index