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Security of Airport Structures

Acronimo SAS

Abstract In 2007 AMRA, an Italian research center based at the University of Naples ?Federico II?, coordinated a research project, funded by the European Commission, namely SAS (Security of Airport Structures) project, focusing on designing a discontinuous barrier to protect airport infrastructures from disruptive malicious actions, such as blasts or intrusions. To achieve both transparency to the electromagnetic waves used in radio-communications and high mechanical properties, GFRP was preferred to steel as component materials of the barrier. A number of blast tests were conducted on specimens of the barrier, in order to investigate the capacity of the barrier in reducing blast actions on protected structures, for a specific amount of explosive; during such tests pressure fields around the barrier and strain and displacement fields on composite elements were acquired. Within such activities, dynamic characterization of the used GFRP was carried out at DynaMat, conducting dynamic tensile failure tests on GFRP samples at selected strain rates. In particular, variations of stiffness and ultimate strength were investigated and analyzed.

Enti SUPSI coinvolti Laboratorio SUPSI Dynamat

Persone coinvolte Matteo Dotta, Daniele Forni

Responsabili Ezio Cadoni

Data di inizio progetto 1 ottobre 2007

Data di chiusura progetto 1 dicembre 2009