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Assessment, Design, and Construction Support to Mitigate Hostile Vehicle Ramming Threats

The recent global trend in the use of ‘vehicles as a weapon’ in the conduct of terror attacks, presents a significant challenge to urban planners, architects, engineers, and building owners.  The often-conflicting …

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Safe Storage and Explosion Control for Hazardous Materials

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) and its principals and engineers are known for decades of experience related to threats and hazards from the detonation of high explosives and improvised explosives, and, for design …

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FragTrack and ParticleTrack: Computer Vision Applications to Track & Quantify Test Video Data

FragTrack and ParticleTrack are codes developed by Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) to classify, track and describe fragments and particulates observed in high-speed testing videos. Such data processing capabilities are critical for data …

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Modeling Armed Aggressor, Active Shooter, and MTFA Scenarios

Protection Engineering Consultants uses risk-based design approaches to adequately mitigate the consequences of armed aggressor, active shooter, and marauding terrorist firearms attack (MTFA) scenarios. Computational modeling is used to quantify occupant egress …

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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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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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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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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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Bolted Connection Modeling for Shock Loading

PEC developed numerical modeling procedures for bolted connections that are subjected to highly-transient dynamic loads, as part of an SBIR Phase II project for the US Marine Corps. Such loading conditions might …

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Sandy Soil Material Development for Landmine Modeling

As part of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Mitigation of Blast Injuries through Modeling and Simulation project, Protection Engineering Consultants developed a sandy soil modeling strategy for LS-DYNA that resulted in excellent agreement with experimental data. In developing this strategy, a traditional all-ALE approach and a less conventional all-SPH approach were evaluated, as well as hybrid formulation strategies including combinations of ALE fluid and explosive materials with FEM, DEM, or SPH soil.

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