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A study on the effects of an explosion in the Pantheon of Rome

Abstract : The response of an emblematic monumental structure, the Pantheon in Rome, to an internal blast is addressed. The analysis is a coupled solid-fluid numerical simulation done using JWL equation for the simulation of the blast event and considering the pre-existent cracks in the dome as well as the material nonlinearities of low-tensile strength concrete aggregates. We identify two main phenomena; a focalization of shock waves inside dome-vaulted like structures due to their tendency to concentrate the blast energy and the role played by the pre-existent cracks in the evolution of the structural damage.
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Filippo Masi, Ioannis Stefanou, P Vannucci. A study on the effects of an explosion in the Pantheon of Rome. Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 2018, 164, pp.259-273. ⟨10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.02.082⟩. ⟨hal-01493006v2⟩

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