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Response of AISC Steel Column Sections to Blast Loading

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Darell Lawver, Raymond Daddazio, David Vaughan, Michael Stanley, Howard Levine

Weidlinger Associates, Inc., Los Altos, CA

Paper No. PVP2003-1827, pp. 139-148; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/PVP2003-1827
From:
  • ASME 2003 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Problems Involving Thermal Hydraulics, Liquid Sloshing, and Extreme Loads on Structures
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, July 20–24, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-1695-8
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME

abstract

One dozen American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) W14 steel columns were tested at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico with loading from typical size vehicle bomb threats at very close to moderately close standoffs. Pretest predictions of structural response were performed using standard SDOF methods and the Weidlinger Associates, Inc. (WAI) FLEX finite element code. Loads acting on the columns were determined from the U. S. Army developed CONWEP code using the Kingery-Bulmash equations for the pretest predictions. Seven tests included individual columns with axial loading and blast loading applied simulataneously. One test included 5 columns built into a frame with moment connections at the top of the columns and base plate connections at the base of the columns. The columns were instrumented with accelerometers and pressure transducers. The tests were designed to produce various levels of damage from mild to severe. This paper will compare the pretest and posttest predictions using both the SDOF and FLEX finite element methods with the actual test results. The comparison between actual loading and CONWEP loading will also be discussed. Conclusions will be drawn with regard to the use of CONWEP loading for this type of threat at various standoffs. Also, the use of SDOF and FLEX finite element methods to predict the response of AISC W14 steel columns will be compared.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Steel

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