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Design and Analysis of Buildings under Blast Loading

Authored by: Feng Fu

Structural Analysis and Design to Prevent Disproportionate Collapse

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498706797
eBook ISBN: 9781315228938
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Among the different incidents that result in progressive collapse, an explosion is one of the major reasons. An explosion can cause damage to the building’s structural frames, which may cause partial or full collapse of the structure. The partial collapse of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City due to the car bomb attack in 1995 (ODCEM, 1995) is a famous example of a blast-triggered building collapse.

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