Transient Response of RC Panel Protected with Slurry Infiltrated Micro Reinforced Concrete Jacket Under Blast Loading
Palak J Shukla1, Atul K Desai2, Chetan Kumar D Modhera3 
1Palak J Shukla, Department of Applied Mechanics, Shri K J Polytechnic, Bharuch, India.
2Atul K Desai, Department of Applied Mechanics, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India.
3Chetankumar D Modhera, Department of Applied Mechanics, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India.

Manuscript received on 01 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 1196-1210 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B1883078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1883.078219
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Abstract: With increase in terrorist attacks, there are definite priority to protect the important infrastructure facilities against possible terrorist attacks. In order to improve blast resistance capacity of RCC panel, in present study, it was strengthened with Slurry Infiltrated Micro Reinforced Concrete (SIMRC) jacket. . The SIMRC jacket strengthened RC panel was analyzed under blast load scenario using finite element method based application, ABAQUS. The dynamic behavior of concrete and grout of SIMRC was modeled using concrete damaged plasticity model. The structural response of RC panel without any strengthening was compared with SIMRC strengthened RC panel to investigate effectiveness of SIMRC jacketing to resist blast load. Parametric study was carried out considering SIMRC jacket on single side or both side of RC panel, with different ratio of thickness of jacket to thickness of RC panel (t/D) and different percentage of wire mesh reinforcement for jacket. Simulation of various analysis results were presented in form of displacement time history, distribution of tensile/compressive damage variable explaining the pattern of failure in the RC panel, comparison of distribution of tensile damage variable on front and back jacket, compression damage variable of RC panel. It was observed that for panels with strengthening displacement and damaged areas are reduced as compared to conventional RC panel. The increase in thickness ratio (t/D), percentage of wire mesh reinforcement in jacket also contribute to increase blast resistance capacity of SIMRC Jacket. It was also observed that the jacketing on both side of RC panel is more effective in reducing the displacement and the damage is observed to be spread over the support areas. Obtained results through present study demonstrate the effective use of SIMRC jacketing as blast mitigation measure.
Index Terms: Blast Load, Concrete Damaged Plasticity Model, Numerical Simulation, Slurry Infiltrated Micro Reinforced Concrete.

Scope of the Article:
Concrete Engineering