• 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 ...
  • Experimental evaluation of laminated glass interlayer under high strain rates 

    Lafta, Mouhammed Jessam (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-12)
    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 ...
  • Numerical modeling of static nonlinear behavior of cold-formed steel stud walls 

    Bondok, Doaa Hussien M. H. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-12)
    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 ...