Blast Loading Performance of FRP Retrofitting of Two Storey Building

Sabiounamata S., Koçak A.

International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, vol.6, pp.239-243, 2017 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-243


The use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) is among of the advanced and efficient technologies for structural reinforcement of concrete elements in buildings. In this article the performance of FRP laminate on the lateral facade to strengthening the blast effect on the two storey building is studied.

Concept and theory of nonlinear finite element software ABAQUS is used. Explosion had taken place at two different scale distances: Z= 0.32 [m/ (kg1/3)] and Z= 0.64 [m/ (kg1/3)]. Blast load is simulated by ConWep blast loading model and results are used to comparison and evaluation the retrofitted structures performance against blast loads.