International Journal of Steel Structures

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 603–617 | Cite as

An Analytical and Numerical Investigation on the Dynamic Responses of Steel Plates Considering the Blast Loads

  • Behzad Mohammadzadeh
  • Hyuk Chun NohEmail author


This study involves an analytical approach to investigate the dynamic responses of plates subjected to blast and impulsive loads. Navier’s approach was employed in order to obtain the equations for displacements and moments. The method validity was evaluated by making comparisons between the analytical and the numerical predictions of the plate time histories and the maximum displacement. A small discrepancy among the results proved the validity of the proposed analytical formulae. The effects of the plate aspect ratio, the thickness, and the charge weight on the plate deflection due to the blast loads were investigated by employing analytical and numerical approaches. The plate displacement changed linearly with respect to the charge weight, whereas it had a nonlinear variation for the plate thickness.


Blast loads Impact Plates Analytical approach Finite element method Dynamics Displacement 



This work was supported by the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA), and the grant was funded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (Grant 13IFIP-C113546-01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringSejong UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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