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SDOF ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY FOR BLAST LOADING OF COLD FORMED LIGHT-GAGE METAL ROOF TRUSSES

Cold formed light-gage metal trusses are a commonly used structural roof system in conventionally constructed buildings because of their architectural versatility, low cost, material efficiency, and wide range of possible spans. These…

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FHWA-HIF-17-032 Bridge Security Design Manual

The FHWA Bridge Security Design Manual provides structural engineers, planners, owners and others effective strategies to design highway bridge systems that are resilient against terrorist threats.  These threats have been a growing…

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Enhancing the Security of U.S. Highway Bridges; SEAoT Structural Engineer – Winter 2016

Over the last decade, Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) has been on the forefront of research and development efforts focused on new bridge security technology, protective design guidance and novel protective system development.…

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Chuck Oswald, 2016 ISIEMS: Testing and Analysis of Connections for Blast-Loaded Precast Panels

This paper presents and discusses response of connections for precast concrete panels subject to blast loads in arena tests and shock tube tests. This analysis, and most of the tests, were sponsored…

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Testing and Analysis of Precast Concrete Wall Panels

The results from recent blast tests on non-load bearing precast concrete wall panels and comparisons to observed dynamic response and damage against single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) analysis results are presented and discussed in this…

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE DESIGN

Progressive collapse design of buildings continues to be an active area of research and development. Not only is the topic important in terms of protecting building occupants but it is also an…


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