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05.05.15 | Practical Design of Structures for Blast Effects - Structural Elements

Various terrorist attacks over the last 20 years have considerably increased the perceived risk of similar incidents at other facilities, and a vehicle bomb has often been the weapon of choice. In the past, mitigation of this threat has been the exclusive domain of a handful of expert firms and individuals utilizing highly specialized techniques and tools. Today it is important that "ordinary" structural engineers have at least some awareness and capability in this area – something that is now possible, thanks to simplified analysis and design methodologies and user-friendly computer programs. Part 2 of this updated three-part webinar series will address the following topics, including helpful resources and tools, as well as detailed design examples: • Inherent uncertainties and common assumptions and • Dynamic and equivalent static analysis using SDOF models