Within a few days this spring, 30 blast loads detonated inside one of the Norwegian Defence Agency’s test facilities. Behind the destruction lies CASA and NDEA’s shared goal to understand more of what happens during close-range blasts in confined spaces.
CASA’s experts on ballistic impact and their fellow researchers at partner Norwegian Defence Estates Agency investigate the ballistic perforation resistance of concrete slabs. Watch Martin Kristoffersen´s presentation on YouTube.
In a new study, SIMLab and NDEA-researchers have used an alternative numerical technique to model ballistic impact on laminated glass. Watch Post doctor Karoline Osnes´s presentation at the 13th International DYMAT Conference.
If SFI CASA´s partners were asked to make a wish-list, some of them might put a validated material model for concrete on top.
For more than three decades, Arnfinn Jenssen was an invaluable friend and ally of what is now the SIMLab research group. He passed away on 14 April at the age of 86. To honour his memory, we republish the article about him from SFI SIMLab’s 2012 Annual Report.
Bullet proof windows don’t help much if the whole building comes down on you: Obvious? Sure, and one of the classic dilemmas facing the people who plan the new government headquarters in Oslo.