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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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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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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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Modeling Explosively Driven Penetrators

During a 2014 effort for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), we were tasked with modeling kinetic energy penetrator (KEP) damage to layered armor system concepts. Explosively driven penetrators …

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Helping to Perfect a Punch: Supporting Novel Systems with Mechanical Engineering and Evaluation Services

Matt Barsotti leads our PEC mechanical engineering staff in providing design and analysis services for a diverse set of problems including novel test vehicle development, impact energy dissipation, aircraft arrestor design, pump …

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Advancing State-Of-The-Art Glass To Resist Extraordinary Loads: Herculite® XP

In 2011 and 2012, Protection Engineering Consultants performed tests and analysis to evaluate the performance of high strength glass with standard commercial window systems in blast overload situations. The research and development …

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Developing A Novel Panel System For Commercial Facade And Military Protective Applications

Since 2008, we have supported PPG Industries, LLC (PPG) in the development of Mil-Tough® Lightweight Protective Panels for commercial façade and military protective applications. In 2008, we were first engaged by PPG …


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