Computer simulation of explosive demolition of structures by using nerual network

Gorgun S., Kahriman A., Tuncer G., Ucan O., Bakirci E., Ozmen A.

28th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, Nevada, United States Of America, 10 - 13 February 2002, pp.427-437 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Nevada
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.427-437
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


There are several methods for demolition of structures but most of them depend mostly on conventional ways of using machines for breaking and crushing structural elements. However the need for lots of work force, expense and extreme amount of time for demolition, made most of these methods non-popular nowadays. Therefore, trials to accomplish a more economic and less time taking method lasted with the use of blasting. By applying controlled blasting on a suitable structure, the structure can collapse and break down to pieces in very short period of time, with no extra work force and cost. In spite of advantages of explosive demolition, the potential danger of explosives and the damage that the blasting may cause to surrondings, if not controlled properly, made people timid to the method especially in urban areas. Therefore, the pre-assumption by computational analysis has become an essential matter in the process.