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FRIDAM Method to Calculate Blast Propagation, Building Damage, and Injuries from Small Internal Explosions

Internal explosions cause a shock wave and an overall quasistatic, or fill pressure in the explosion room. The shock wave and fill pressure will propagate outside the explosion room through any openings…

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Debris Hazards Due to Overloaded Conventional Construction Facades

Large blast events will fail building components, such as the façade and supporting structure. Facades present the largest loading surface, are relatively weak, and will fail first and most violently when subjected…

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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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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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KIRK MARCHAND CONTRIBUTES FEATURE ARTICLE TO IRON AND STEEL TECHNOLOGY

PEC engineer Kirk Marchand with colleagues from United States Steel Corporation has a feature article in the June issue of Iron and Steel Technology, the American Iron and Steel Institute monthly journal.…

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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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HIGH STRENGTH GLASS TESTING AND MODEL VALIDATION FOR STATIC AND DYNAMIC LOADING

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) was engaged by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to provide evaluation of the performance of window systems incorporating Herculite® XP glass and develop a fast running model…

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ASSESSMENT OF BLAST LOAD PREDICTION IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

The objective of the work being conducted by Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) for the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)…

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