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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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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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Automesher for LS-DYNA Vehicle Modelling

The PEC technical presentation entitled AutoMesher for LS-DYNA Vehicle Modelling was presented by Matt Barsotti at the LS-DYNA Users Conference in Dearborn, Michigan. Software has been developed to automatically mesh CAD files…

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COUPLED HIGH-STRENGTH WINDOW AND MULLION MODEL VALIDATION

The PEC technical presentation entitled Coupled High-Strength Window and Mullion Model Validation was presented at the GlassCon Global Conference in Philadelphia. Glazing in storefront and curtainwall configurations are increasingly used in areas…

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TECHNICAL PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE 2014 SEI STRUCTURES CONGRESS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

PEC technical presentations entitled Comparison of SDOF Analysis Results to Test Data for Different Types of Blast Loaded Components, Performance and Blast Design for Non-Load Bearing Precast Concrete Panels and PPG Mil-Tough…

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TECHNICAL PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ISIEMS CONFERENCE IN POTSDAM, GERMANY AND THE TEXAS ASCE CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE IN DALLAS

PEC technical presentations entitled Protective Roof Materials for Small Shaped Charge Munitions, Steel Bridge Cable Vulnerability to Blast Loads, Deformed Shape Analysis of Coupled Blast Loaded Windows, Mullions and Development of Impulse-Damage…

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IMPROVEMENTS IN MODELS FOR THE RESPONSE OF BLAST LOADED LAMINATED GLASS

Laminated glass interlayers provide significant protection and energy dissipating capacity when windows are subjected to blast loads. Current protection criteria (DoD, GSA) prescribe protective glass assemblies and analytical approaches for validating protection…


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