C&ENVENG 4099 - Structural Response to Blast Loading
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 4099 Course Structural Response to Blast Loading Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Assumed Knowledge MATHS 2201, GEOLOGY 1104, C&ENVENG 2070 Course Description With the increased world tension, terrorist bombing attacks are becoming a more and more realistic threat to society. These terrorist attacks usually target populated facilities such as office buildings and hotels, as well as diplomatic and military facilities, resulting not only in large economic loss, but also injuries and fatalities, social disruption and psychological impact to society. To reduce the consequences, it is essential to study the characteristics of structural response to blast loading and to develop effective blast resistant systems that can be applied to protect the building's occupants. In this course the following topics are treated: theory of wave propagation in media; empirical formulae to estimate blast loads around a structure at different scaled distances; material models for reinforced concrete and masonry under high strain rates; characteristics of structural response to blast loading and blast design procedures for structural members; retrofitting technologies to strengthen RC and masonry structures against blast loading.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Chengqing Wu
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
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University Graduate Attributes
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Required ResourcesLecture notes available from school office
Recommended ResourcesDesign of Blast Resistant Buildings in Petrochemical Facilities (ASCE 1997)
UFC Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosion 2008
Structural Dynamics (Mario Paz 1985)
Construction Vibrations (Dowding CH 1990)
Online LearningLecture slides; recommended homework exercises is available through online management systems MyUni (https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login/)
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including:
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Lectures = 2.0 hours per week;
Software learning = 1.0 hour per week,
Project Design = 2 hours per week
Self-study = 1 hour per week
Learning Activities Summary
Weekly Schedule Wk Date Time Topic Room 1 27 Feb (Mon) 1-2pm 1. Introduction Napier G03 29 Feb (Wed) 4-6pm 2.1 Blast induced ground vibrations Benham Labs G10 2 05 Mar (Mon) 1-2pm 2.1 Blast induced ground vibrations Napier G03 07 Mar (Wed) 4-6pm 2.2 Free air explosion Tutorial Benham Labs G10 3 12 Mar (Mon) 1-2pm 2.3 Surface explosion Napier G03 14 Mar (Wed) 4-6pm 2.4 External blast loading Tutorial Benham Labs G10 4 19 Mar (Mon) 1-2pm 2.4 External blast loading Napier G03 21 Mar (Wed) 4-6pm Tutorial Quiz1 Benham Labs G10 5 26 Mar (Mon) 1-2pm 2.5 Confined blast loading Napier G03 28 Mar (Wed) 4-6pm 2.5 Confined blast loading Tutorial Benham Labs G10 April 2 to April 23 Mid Semester Break 6 16 Apr (Mon) 1-2pm 3.1 Analysis of Free Vibrations Napier G03 18 Apr (Wed) 4-6pm 3.2 Response to Harmonic Loading Quiz2 Benham Labs G10 7 23 Apr (Mon) 1-2pm 3.3 Response to General Dynamic Loading Napier G03 25 Apr (Wed) 4-6pm 3.3 Response to General Dynamic Loading Tutorial Benham Labs G10 8 30 Apr (Mon) 1-2pm 3.4 Nonlinear Structural Response Napier G03 02 May (Wed) 4-6pm 3.4 Nonlinear Structural Response Tutorial Benham Labs G10 9 07 May (Mon) 1-2pm 3.5 Generalized Single Degree of Freedom System Napier G03 09 May (Wed) 4-6pm 3.4 Nonlinear Structural Response Quiz3 Benham Labs G10 10 14 May (Mon) 1-2pm 4.1 Static versus dynamic material response
4.2 Dynamic Increase Factors
Napier G03 16 May (Wed) 4-6pm 4.3 Yield and Ultimate Moment Capacity of a Section
4.4 Resistance-Deflection Function
Benham Labs G10 11 21 May (Mon) 1-2pm 4.5 Structural Response to Blast Loads
5.1 Structural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete
Napier G03 23 May (Wed) 4-6pm 5.2 Design of a one-way element in Flexure Tutorial Benham Labs G10 12 28 May (Mon) 1-2pm 5.3 Column Design
5.4 Masonry Design
Napier G03 30 May (Wed) 4-6pm Quiz4 Benham Labs G10
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Assessment Task Due date Weighting Learning Objectives Quizzes Weeks 4, 6, 9, 12 50% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Design Project 1 April 20 (Fri) 15% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Design Project 2 June 1 (Fri) 35% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Related RequirementsThe design report should consist of:
1. START PAGES: Cover page, contents page and executive summary page of about ½ to 2/3 page that summarises all your important findings, deductions and originality. This is not a synopsis of your report.
2. MAIN REPORT: A MAXIMUM of 12 pages for both undergraduates and postgraduates. This must be self contained ie containing all the important tables and diagrams. You do not include your calculations in this report. You include the results of your calculations. In this report you explain what you have done, why you have done it and you discuss the results and draw conclusions. You use this report for in depth discussion and to bring out the originality of your work. This report should contain your thoughts. Use Times New Roman, font size 12, single spacing, with 2.54 cm margins.
3. HAND CALCULATION PAGES: You need examples of all your different analyses to illustrate to me that you know what you are doing. These must be done in PENCIL and the calculations clearly annotated (ie explained in note form). No page limit.
4. SPREADSHEET ANALYSES PAGES: All repeat analyses can be done using spread sheets. No page limit.
MARKING DESIGN REPORT:
- First go through the HAND CALCULATION PAGES to determine whether you have done the calculations properly. If there are major errors which suggest you have little understanding, then you will be failed.
- The SPREADSHEET ANALYSES PAGES will then be skipped.
- Then go through your MAIN REPORT. There will be clear explanations of why you have done things, in depth discussion of the results, explanations and reasons of what is happening such as in the parametric studies, and evidence of originality.
- A sequential assessment procedure will be used to mark the report. Examples of the application of the sequential assessment are given in the journal paper ‘Assessment of Deep Learning Ability for Problem Silvers’ in your handouts.
- As an example, each component of your Design report will be assessed as in the table below. Report presentation and clarity will determine mark within a grade. If I am unable to understand, then this will be assumed to be incorrect.
SubmissionHand in Design Report 1 by Friday April 20 2012 before 4pm at pigeon hole for student submission specifically allocated for this project.
Hand in Design Report 2 by Friday June 1st 2012 before 4pm at pigeon hole for student submission specifically allocated for this project.
All late hand-ins will be penalised by reduction in the mark of 6% per day late for up to 7 days including weekends after which a mark of zero will be given.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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