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Full-Service Façade Design as the Specialty Structural Engineer

PEC offers façade design and specialty structural engineer (SSE) services to architects, engineers, and contractors. As the specialty structural engineer, we provide a complete facade system design, from each component to the …

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Protection Planning for Drone Carried Improvised Explosive Devices (DCIED)

U.S. Government antiterrorism, force protection, and military planners and assessors have identified drone carried improvised explosive devies (DCIED) as an emerging threat to US and Allied critical infrastructure (read more here).  To …

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Understanding and Mitigating the Impact of Global Terrorism

Faced with the highly complex and dynamic state of global terrorism, PEC supports the protection of people, systems and infrastructure. The Institute for Economics & Peace releases an annual report that provides …

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Computational Wind Engineering: Modeling Wind Effects in Urban Terrain

PEC is leveraging 3D urban cityscape geometry and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes to quantitatively assess the wind environment around buildings, including anticipated envelope and structural loads, pedestrian comfort, energy modeling, and …

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Energy Absorbing Connections for Blast Loading

PEC is currently working with the U.S. Department of State to develop novel energy absorbing connections (EACs) to protect the occupants in buildings subject to large blast loads, such as those from …

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Protection of Bridges Subject to Accidental and Intentional Vessel Impact

As part of our transportation infrastructure work, PEC provides consultancy services for the design and protection of bridges subject to accidental and intentional vessel impact.  This work includes analysis to calculate loading …

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Analysis and Design of Bridges Subject to Fire and Thermal Effects

PEC possesses outstanding expertise and experience in the protective design of transportation infrastructure subject to explosive, impact, and fire threats. Our team has conducted transportation security projects on four continents and will …

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Numerical Modeling of Tires for Ground Interaction

Problem Definition The interaction of rolling tires with hard pavement and soft soil presents a challenging numerical modeling problem. Using the capabilities of the multi-physics code LS-DYNA, PEC has developed well-defined approaches …

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Lateral Response of Steel Braced Frame Structures to Blast Loads

Introduction The U.S. State Department diplomatic mission owns or leases space in more the 190 countries around the world. One of the main priorities when selecting the location for embassies and other …

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Modeling of Blast-Loaded Steel Cables

In an increasingly hostile global climate, protection of critical infrastructure from potential terrorist attacks is an important consideration. In support of this, the University of Texas at Austin and PEC collaborated to …

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