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Type: Conference paper
Title: Numerical analysis of structural progressive collapse to blast loads
Author: Hao, H.
Wu, C.
Li, Z.
Abdullah, A.
Citation: Transactions of Tianjin University, 2006; 12 (Supplement):31-34
Publisher: Tianjin University
Publisher Place: China
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 1006-4982
Conference Name: International Conference on Analysis and Design of Structures against Explosive and Impact Loads (1st : 2006 : Tianjin, China)
Abstract: After the progressive collapse of Ronan Point apartment in UK in 1968, intensive research effort had been spent on developing guidelines for design of new or strengthening the existing structures to prevent progressive collapse. However,only very few building design codes provide some rather general guidance, no detailed design requirement is given. Progressive collapse of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City and the World Trade Centre (WTC) sparked again tremendous research interest on progressive collapse of structures. Recently,US Department of Defence (DoD) and US General Service Administration (GSA) issued guidelines for structure progressive collapse analysis. These two guidelines are most commonly used,but their accuracy is not known. This paper presents numerical analysis of progressive collapse of an example frame structure to blast loads. The DoD and GSA procedures are also used to analyse the same example structure. Numerical results are compared and discussed. The accuracy and the applicability of the two design guidelines are evaluated.
RMID: 0020062910
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