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Progressive Collapse Analysis of a Medium-Rise Circular RC Building Against Blast Loads

Yousef Al-Salloum, Tarek Almusallam, Tuan Ngo, Hussein Elsanadedy, Husain Abbas, Priyan Mendis

Volume 9: Prof. Norman Jones Honoring Symposium on Impact Engineering; Prof. Yukio Ueda Honoring Symposium on Idealized Nonlinear Mechanics for Welding and Strength of Structures | American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Published : 2016


This paper investigates the vulnerability of a typical medium-rise circular RC building against progressive collapse as a result of blast generated waves. The building is an eight storied (including one story basement) commercial complex. The likely blast threat scenario was identified by qualitatively assessing the vulnerability of the critical elements of the structure. LS-DYNA was used for the finite element modelling of the structure. The study presents local model analysis of one of its circular columns for which fluid-structure interaction through Alternate Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) element formulation has been employed. The concrete volume in the columns was modeled using 8-node reduc..

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