Modeling and Testing of Laminated Window Systems under Blast Loading
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.
B. Lusk et al., "Modeling and Testing of Laminated Window Systems under Blast Loading," Proceedings of the 2011 Structures Congress, pp. 1552-1560, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Jan 2011.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41171(401)135
Structures Congress (2011: Las Vegas, NV)
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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
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