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Modeling and Testing of Laminated Curtain Wall Systems under Blast Loading
Proceedings of the 2013 Structures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession
  • Mahmoud T. Nawar
  • Hani A. Salim
  • Braden Lusk, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Kyle A. Perry, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Sam A. Kiger
  • Garry A. Miller
Abstract

This paper focuses on the analytical modeling performed in conjunction with high explosive shock tube testing performed at the University of Kentucky (U.K.). Two 5 ft × 10 ft curtain wall systems were modeled, of which one was tested by U.K. using a shock tube. The modeling efforts were performed using an existing commercial code, LS-DYNA. The results indicate that the dynamic response in terms of the center deflection of the glazing and the mullion were closely predicted using the numerical models. Additional investigations and comparison with field tests are recommended to improve the design of the curtain wall system and the predictions of the numerical model.

Meeting Name
Structures Congress (2013: Pittsburgh, PA)
Department(s)
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Sponsor(s)

Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE

Keywords and Phrases
  • Blast Loading,
  • Commercial Codes,
  • Curtain Wall Systems,
  • Field Test,
  • High Explosives,
  • LS-DYNA,
  • University of Kentucky,
  • Dynamic Response,
  • Numerical Models,
  • Shock Tubes,
  • Prestressed Materials
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
978-0784412848
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Citation Information
Mahmoud T. Nawar, Hani A. Salim, Braden Lusk, Kyle A. Perry, et al.. "Modeling and Testing of Laminated Curtain Wall Systems under Blast Loading" Proceedings of the 2013 Structures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession (2013) p. 170 - 180
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kyle-perry/3/