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Methods of Protection of Soft Targets in Urban Area

  • Lucia FiguliEmail author
  • Vladimír Kavický
Conference paper
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Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

The paper shortly presents the possibilities of soft targets protection using technical measures against the blast wave creating in explosion in terrorist attacks. Technical can be based on two principles: measures ensuring the reduction of the blast load increasing the perimeter using so called stand-off distance, i.e. to increase the distance between the protected asses and source of explosive and in that way to decrease the pressure affected the asses. Or if it is not possible, to increase the blast resistance using so called retrofit technique.

Keywords

Protection Soft targets Blast wave Stand – Off distances Physical barriers Physical protection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Security EngineeringUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia
  2. 2.Ministry of DefenceBratislavaSlovakia

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