The effect of geometrical parameters on blast resistance of sandwich panels—a review

Orhan Gülcan, Kadir Günaydın, Aykut Tamer

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Many engineering structures, especially defense applications, need to be reinforced against blast loads due to a nearby explosion. Today, much more attention needs to be given to this issue because of increased exposure to explosions, and natural disasters. Different solutions have been used in the literature to mitigate blast-loading effects. One of these applications, sandwich panels, are a good candidate for blast-loading applications. In a sandwich panel structure, several parameters have considerable effects on deflections, deformations, and energy absorption capability. The most important of these parameters are: (i) the material and thickness of the front and back face sheets and core; (ii) core density and grading; (iii) core and face sheet types; (iv) filling and stiffening strategies of the core; (v) radius of curvature of the panel; (vi) mass of explosive charge; and (vii) standoff distance. The aim of this paper is to review these critical aspects of blast loading of sandwich panels to provide an overall insight into the state of the art of the application.
Original languageEnglish
Article number022001
Number of pages20
JournalFunctional Composites and Structures
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2023


  • blast loading
  • core filling
  • core grading
  • core type
  • sandwich panels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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