Behaviour of timber elements and connections subjected to blast loading (Dr. Ghasan Doudak and Dr. Christian Viau)

Date: 20 April 2023
Type: Seminar
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 EDT
Location: Online

Current blast design provisions for wood members and connections are limited and may unintentionally lead to designs that are too conservative or not sufficiently safe. Novel methodologies for the design and analysis of light-frame wood stud walls, glulam members, as well as cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels subjected to blast loads will be presented and verified with published experimental full-scale test results. Key design parameters such as dynamic increase factors, ductility ratios, and resistance curves will be discussed for the purpose of establishing accurate and representative design methods. Contemporary blast design provisions will be evaluated, and key shortcomings highlighted. Additionally, general design considerations for timber connections will be introduced and discussed during the presentation.

The Terrorism Risk Assessment, Modelling and Mitigation Seminar Series (TRAMMSS) is a virtual seminar series focused on technical topics related to terrorism risk assessment, and modelling, including blast modelling and response; IEDs; vehicles as weapons; CBRN; big data for risk assessment, security and screening; and associated mitigation measures.

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