Blast Effects on Buildings

  • Matthias FörchEmail author
Part of the Fassadensysteme und Gebäudehüllen book series (FG, volume 1)


The explosion process described in Chapter 2 assumes spherical blast wave propagation in the surrounding medium air. In reality, terrorist bomb attacks are usually committed with hand-carried satchel bombs or vehicle bombs, exploding directly or nearby ground surface. The ground surface prevents the blast wave from a spherical propagation, so it is reflected and forced to propagate hemispherical.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HafenCity Universität HamburgHamburgGermany

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