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Modeling and Testing of Laminated Window Systems under Blast Loading
Proceedings of the 2011 Structures Congress
  • Braden Lusk, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Hani A. Salim
  • Kyle A. Perry, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Mahmoud T. Nawar
  • William Chad Wedding
  • Sam A. Kiger
  • Ahmed M. Ibrahim
Abstract

Dynamic modeling and field testing of full-scale window systems using a shock tube are presented in this paper. The modeling includes numerical simulations using LSDYNA. The dynamic response in terms of the center deflection as well as the dynamic reactions around the window frame is measured and compared to the modeling results. In addition to the positive phase of the blast loading, the response of the window system to negative phase is also investigated. The modeled dynamic deflections and reactions correlated well within the first few peaks of the measured response of the window systems. The results of this study can be used to improve the existing methods for predicting the dynamic response of windows under blast and to provide affordable design recommendations.

Meeting Name
Structures Congress (2011: Las Vegas, NV)
Department(s)
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Sponsor(s)

Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE

Keywords and Phrases
  • Blast Loading,
  • Design Recommendations,
  • Dynamic Deflections,
  • Dynamic Modeling,
  • Dynamic Reactions,
  • Field Testing,
  • LS-DYNA,
  • Modeling Results,
  • Negative Phase,
  • Window Frames,
  • Window System,
  • Dynamic Response,
  • Shock Testing
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
978-0784411711
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Citation Information
Braden Lusk, Hani A. Salim, Kyle A. Perry, Mahmoud T. Nawar, et al.. "Modeling and Testing of Laminated Window Systems under Blast Loading" Proceedings of the 2011 Structures Congress (2011) p. 1552 - 1560
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kyle-perry/1/