• Analysis of radio communication towers subjected to wind, ice and seismic loadings 

    Sullins, Eric James (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    The MoDOT radio communication tower network was created in the 1950s and 1960s. There is a need to assess the condition of the towers in the network and also to determine if they are up to date with current codes. A condition ...
  • Analytical and experimental evaluation of steel sheets for blast retrofit design 

    Kennedy, John Anthony (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Blast resistant design has come to the forefront of engineering concerns in the wake of recent terrorist threats to the United States. The focus of this research is to evaluate the use of thin steel sheets as a suitable ...
  • Assessment of prestressed reinforced concrete box girder bridges under blast loads 

    Ibrahim, Ahmed Abdel Rahman A., 1977- (University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010)
    Significant research has been performed on the response and retrofit of buildings under blast loads. Limited research exists on the response prediction and protection of bridges under near-field blast loads. This research ...
  • Blast resistant design for roof systems 

    McClendon, Mark Andrew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The design of structures to resist explosive loads has become more of a concern to the engineering community. This research focuses on the design techniques for the loading on roof structures and the resistance of open web ...
  • Blast resistant forced entrty [sic] steel stud wall design 

    Jobe, Jeffrey M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Due to the threat of terrorist attacks, a series of tests has been conducted, on different forced entry wall configurations, to determine the static resistant function of outboard steel stud walls. Outboard walls are ...
  • Blast retrofit design of CMU walls using polymer sheets 

    Fitzmaurice, Silas James (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Many materials have been tested for blast retrofit design but have shown to have limitation. The focus of this research is the analysis of polymer sheets as a method for retrofit design. There are many advantages of polymer ...
  • Characterization of polymer-fiber composite sheet retrofits for blast mitigation 

    Muenks, Matthew Joseph (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The retrofit of existing structures to resist external explosions is becoming increasingly necessary. The use of thin sheets on the tension face of a wall is one of the viable methods for blast retrofit of infill wall ...
  • Evaluation of conventional steel stud walls for blast design 

    McWilliams, Trevor Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Cold-formed steel studs exhibit favorable properties of strength and ductility that could provide the toughness needed to resist blast loading. Fully anchored steel studs can be prohibitively expensive, and thus it is ...
  • Evaluation of hybrid anchor system for blast resistant steel stud wall design 

    Older, Stephen Edward Maxwell, 1986- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Steel stud wall systems are a common building material known for their low cost and ease of construction. However, standard building practices cause them to be inefficient with respect to explosive resistant design. Poorly ...
  • Evaluation of innovative materials subjected to near-contact detonations 

    Oesch, Tyler S., 1986- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Some structures composed of brittle cast iron may be particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks using near-contact detonations because of the lack of ductility and poor quality control within the structures. For this ...
  • Evaluation of stay-in-place PVC-formed concrete walls for blast design 

    Saucier, Aaron James, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In the event of a blast, concrete might not have the toughness needed to absorb the large amounts of energy imparted, even with the moderate steel reinforcement present in many such walls. If the concrete is used as a ...
  • Experimental evaluation and modeling of concrete masonry unit walls 

    Bell, Brittany Anne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Many military and government buildings in the US and abroad use frame structures with infill wall systems. Conventionally constructed infill wall systems do not exhibit the blast resistance necessary. To develop blast ...
  • Experimental evaluation of laminated glass interlayer under high strain rates 

    Lafta, Mouhammed Jessam (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    The use of blast-resistant glazing in buildings subject to exterior hazards can greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the hazard of flying glass shards. When properly designed, framed, and anchored, blast resistant laminates ...
  • Experimental evaluation of structural composites for blast resistant design 

    Hoemann, John M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Structural panels comprised of honeycomb fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) laminations were evaluated under blast and fragmentation to examine their value as quickly maneuverable prefabricated structures. The structural panels ...
  • Modeling and design of explosion-resistant steel stud wall systems 

    Lane, Jordan Wheeler (2003-05)
    The need to protect structures, and the people inside these structures, has led to the Army Corps of Engineers developing blast design criteria for buildings. It is critical to know how a structure will behave under a given ...
  • Non-destructive evaluation of wood utility poles using computed axial tomography imaging 

    Thomas, Howard David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Of the more than 130 million wooden utility poles in service, there are approximately 2 million that are replaced annually. A quick, yet accurate non-destructive method of evaluation of the in-service poles could provide ...
  • Nonlinear finite element modeling and characterization of guyed towers under severe loading 

    Shi, Haijian (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Guyed towers have been widely employed in the telecommunication industry. This study thus intends to improve the understanding and analysis of guyed towers that undergoes not only large deformation, but also large strain. ...
  • Numerical modeling of static nonlinear behavior of cold-formed steel stud walls 

    Bondok, Doaa Hussien M. H. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Cold-formed steel studs have been approved for their blast-resistance capability. Research concerns nowadays focus on how to adapt and develop the wall system to resist different levels of blast threats. Recently, experimental ...
  • Upgrading conventional cold-formed steel connections to protect against moderate blast events 

    Agee, Brett Michael ([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2010)
    Most research in the area of blast resistant and retrofit designs has focused on high threat levels to meet the DOD and DOS needs. This report shows the need for moderate blast threat level protection and proposes ways to ...