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Use of Natural Materials in Resilient Design – Exercising the Strength of the Living and the Not-So-Living

PEC engineers constantly look for ways to incorporate resiliency into the building envelopes and structures that our architect clients design. This means that we are ever on the lookout for ways to adapt our well-grounded understanding of mechanics to new materials…or to develop new philosophies of mechanics for as-of-yet undefined classes of materials.

Dr. Chuck Oswald, P.E. Featured in Engineering Inc. article “Embassy Walls Stand Up to Explosives.”

PEC Senior Principal Chuck Oswald, Ph.D., P.E., was featured in the July/August 2016 edition of Engineering Inc. by ACEC for his work on the performance of precast reinforced concrete panels subjected to blast loads, performed for the U.S. Department of State.

Modeling of Landmine Loading of Armored Vehicles and Extension to Field Testing Assessment

David Stevens, Ph.D., P.E. and Matt Barsotti published a new technical paper which advances the state-of-the-art in modeling shock-loaded soil and investigates the effects of test site conditions on the impulse that is applied to the vehicle.

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