2011 Volume 9 Issue 1 Pages 63-71
When designing blast-resistant reinforced concrete (RC) structures, reducing spall damage due to reflected tensile stress waves is a major problem. To investigate the applicability of polyethylene fiber reinforced concrete (PEFRC) for use in blast-resistant RC structures, experimental investigations were conducted to evaluate the damage to PEFRC slabs subjected to contact detonation. As a result, it was shown that PEFRC was effective in reducing the spall damage due to contact detonation as compared with normal RC. Moreover, an equation for estimating damage depth to the PEFRC slab subjected to contact detonation was derived based on the test results.