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Research project: Performance of buildings subjected to blast

Currently Active: 

Research developments in the performance of buildings subjected to blast.

Recent developments

  • Improved blast and progressive collapse frame models inclusive of strain‐rate effects and prying action in connections
  • Progressive collapse assessment method for the Royal Engineers ‐ Force Protection Engineering Cell
  • ½ scale progressive collapse testing of r.c. buildings
  • Hazard assessments due to glazing damage
  • Performance of light‐gauge steel modular buildings

Related research groups

Infrastructure Group
Example building subjected to blast
Testing in our heavy structures lab
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