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Glass Fracture WhAM

PEC engineers and software developers have announced a new tool called WhAM (Window hazard Analysis Module) that fully integrates a statistical glass fracture modeling approach into a finite element formulation for glass, laminated glass and structural and nonstructural elements (mullions, muntins and connections).  Successful validation has shown the tool effective for design and analysis of multi-lite storefront and curtainwall configurations.  The flexibility of the finite element integration (LS-DYNA) allows non-rectangular and out-of-plane configurations to be evaluated for wind, blast, seismic and impact loads.  Future developments will include point supported glazing and curved glass implementation.  Be on the lookout soon for a PEC webinar on the services that we can provide with this powerful tool.

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