Title

Modeling and Testing of Laminated Curtain Wall Systems under Blast Loading

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)

9780784412848

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.


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