Validation of the Numerical Reinforced Concrete Model under Blast Load
Reinforced concrete is a widely used building material and therefore the most vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Understanding the dynamic response of reinforced concrete elements subjected to blast loads helps assess the damage limits of these elements. In this paper, the mechanisms of damage and deformation values for a number of different structural elements (slab) were investigated using a finite element program. Numerical model outputs have been compared with experimental data previously produced by other researchers. The results show that using numerical modeling led to acceptable result for the shape and value of the damage.