Structural Design Considerations for Blast Loading
Structures are subjected to a wide range of loads during their service life. In the past several decades, blast loading on high-profile and critical infrastructure has become an important design consideration. This seminar introduces the fundamentals of blast loading (intentional and accidental) and subsequent structural response and facade design requirements.
- Understand the development of blast loading (intentional and accidental).
- Learn about the treatment of blast effects as a structural load.
- Understand the importance of non-structural blast-resistance design.
- Learn about the potential benefits of utilizing resilience-based blast design on projects.
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|Speakers||Kevin Mueller, PhD, P.E.|
Kevin A Mueller, PhD, P.E. is a protective design and structural fire engineer at Thornton Tomasetti. He has managed projects across almost all practice sectors, including the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, PANYNJ, Amtrak, the Smithsonian, and several confidential private clients. He is Chair of the ACI Fire Protection Committee (ACI 216.1 standard), and a member of numerous industry committees on structural fire, blast, impact, disaster reconnaissance, and protective design.