Design of Blast-Loaded Glazing Windows and Facades: A Review of Essential Requirements towards Standardization

Martin Larcher, Michel Arrigoni, Chiara Bedon, J. C. A. M. van Doormaal, Christof Haberacker, Götz Hüsken, Oliver Millon, Arja Saarenheimo, George Solomos, Laurent Thamie, Georgios Valsamos, Andy Williams, Alexander Stolz

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    Abstract

    The determination of the blast protection level of laminated glass windows and facades is of crucial importance, and it is normally done by using experimental investigations. In recent years numerical methods have become much more powerful also with respect to this kind of application. This paper attempts to give a first idea of a possible standardization concerning such numerical simulations. Attention is drawn to the representation of the blast loading and to the proper description of the behaviour of the material of the mentioned products, to the geometrical meshing, and to the modelling of the connections of the glass components to the main structure. The need to validate the numerical models against reliable experimental data, some of which are indicated, is underlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2604232
    Number of pages14
    JournalAdvances in Civil Engineering
    Volume2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

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    Larcher, M., Arrigoni, M., Bedon, C., van Doormaal, J. C. A. M., Haberacker, C., Hüsken, G., Millon, O., Saarenheimo, A., Solomos, G., Thamie, L., Valsamos, G., Williams, A., & Stolz, A. (2016). Design of Blast-Loaded Glazing Windows and Facades: A Review of Essential Requirements towards Standardization. Advances in Civil Engineering, 2016, [2604232]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/2604232