PROTECT - Modelling and simulation of blast protection

Published: 22 April 2006

Numerical simulations are increasingly being used as a cost effective way to predict the ability for a structure to withstand blast loads. Numerical models are also used in order to create a better understanding of the extremely rapid physical event of an explosion.

The work is primarily focusing on the numerical analysis and enhanced understanding of the physical processes involved, concerning the development of the blast wave along with the following structural damage. Also, experimental work with explosive placed either in air or ground is performed in order to validate numerical models. The main area regards development of numerical models and methods. The project is funded by BAE Systems Hägglunds AB.

Research student: Björn Zakrisson
Supervisor: Hans-Åke Häggblad
Assistant supervisor: Karl-Gustav Sundin
Assistant supervisor: Bengt Wikman