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Blast Loading Analysis of a Metro Train Carriage

Principal Author: Giannopoulos G
Co-authors :Solomos G
Reference :Ispra (Italy): European Commission - Joint Research Centre; 2009


This work describes the development of geometrical and finite element models for the analysis of the explosion effects in a metro train carriage similar to the ones that were hit in Madrid. The main feature of the approach presented here, apart from the development of the models, is the fact that a risk analysis module has been implemented in Europlexus in order to assess the level of risk for human life as well as the one for permanent injuries like eardrum rupture.