Modeling and Testing of Laminated Curtain Wall Systems under Blast Loading
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.
M. T. Nawar 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, pp. 170-180, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Jan 2013.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412848.016
Structures Congress (2013: Pittsburgh, PA)
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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
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