Document Type: Regular Article


1 Research Scholar, Government Engineering College Haveri-581101, Karnataka, India

2 Professor and Head of the department of Civil Engineering, Government Engineering College Haveri-581101, Karnataka, India



Designer of military and high-security facilities, planner, architects and engineers throughout the world are much concerned against a blast load on structures. Blast load is a human hazard occurring in the world, due to terrorist, chemical explosives, mining area, an accident, and so on. Blast load is an unpredictable load occurring. The blast load occurs in a few seconds. The blast load does not only lead to structural but also take the life of occupations. In this study five – storey unsymmetrical structures exposed to blast load are considered. The three different control devices are considered such as cladding material, base isolation with lead rubber bearing (LRB) and MR Damper. Cladding material will absorb energy after the severe pressure release from the blast and then transfer less amount of energy to the structures. Base isolations with lead rubber bearing not only absorb energy but also increase the stiffness of the structure. Among the different devices’ MR Damper plays a vital role reduce the considerable amount of responses.


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