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HSE RR146

Analysis and Design of Profiled Blast Walls

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SUMMARY

This report presents the study on the design and analysis of stainless steel profiled barriers subjected to blast loading generated from typical hydrocarbon explosions. Particular attention is given to the plastic response of the blastwalls. Through this study,extensive discussions will be given to the adequacy of the simple design tool commonly used by the offshore industry for the analysis and design of blastwalls.In addition, appropriate guidance will also be presented on the use of the finite element numerical tool for the above purpose.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author(s) alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy

Publisher: HSE
Published in: 2004

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