WIT Press


Historic Bronze Window And Frame Blast Retrofit: Concept Development, Analysis, Design And Proof Test

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU040191

Volume

73

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

894 kb

Author(s)

K.A. Marchand, D.J. Stevens & S.B. Meyer

Abstract

As part of an ongoing renovation of an historic building in the US, a number of windows will be upgraded to improve their blast resistance and to reduce the number of casualties in the event of a terrorist bomb attack. The building owner’s desire was to retain both the architectural integrity of the exterior façade and the operability of the windows. Applied Research Associates (ARA) undertook this project in which the capabilities of the current frame and anchorage system were analyzed, identified shortcomings were addressed through retrofits to the frame and anchorage, and the whole system was optimized in terms of glass thickness, frame retrofit and improved anchorage. A proof test of the retrofitted system was performed on

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