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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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ALE MODELING OF EXPLOSIVE DETONATION ON OR NEAR REINFORCED-CONCRETE COLUMNS

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) have been collaborating to develop an anti-terrorism planning tool (ATP) as part of a broad effort by the Department of…

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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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STEEL FRAME STRUCTURE PERFORMANCE IN BLAST ENVIRONMENTS

The current practice in blast resistant design of building structures for conventional blast loads is, in general, to design the building envelope (infill and curtain walls) to resist the design blast load…

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