Title

Modeling and Testing of Laminated Window Systems under Blast Loading

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)

9780784411711

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.


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