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05.2010 > Notes on Blast Resistance of Steel and Composite Building Structures

By Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.D., P.E.

Notes on Blast Resistance of Steel and Composite Building Structures

This Steel TIPS provides information on blast resistance and protection of steel and composite building structures against an intentional or accidental explosion occuring close to the building. The effects on humans, steel and concrete performance, and structural members is discussed. Suggestions are given on how to improve the detailing of steel and concrete members to attain better performance under blast loads.

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