For a better understanding of this phenomenon, an experimental test was carried out: a column situated at the ground level of an industrial multi-storey reinforced concrete structure was destroyed using explosive charges placed in boreholes. The test results were compared to data obtained from a 3D model analysis performed using the Applied Element Method, which combines features from finite element and discrete element methods. According to the results obtained, the paper offers the possibility to better understand the behavior of a building structure directly affected by a terrorist bomb attack.
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