Michalis Hadjioannou, PhD, PE will be presenting at the 2019 General Services Administration Structural Engineering Workshop in St. Louis, MO, August 8, 2019, on recent full-scale blast tests conducted on a steel building.

The presentation discusses the lateral response of a three-story, conventionally designed, steel braced frame that was tested under a series of two blast tests. The two blast tests were intended to characterize the global response of a steel frame building under blast when enclosed with conventionally designed façade and with hardened façade. The presentation focuses on the main findings of the physical tests and important modeling considerations for assessing the lateral response of steel buildings under high blast loads.

2019 GSA Structural Engineering Workshop
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