• Adobe materials for structural walls 

    Bade, Scott Charles (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.]
  • Analysis and design of reinforced concrete wall systems for blast 

    Saucier, Aaron J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Building envelope is the first and most critical line of defense for a structure against external explosion. Building envelope can be divided into two ...
  • Characterization of adobe wall structural systems for dynamic response 

    Robert, Stephen Douglas (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Adobe building construction exists around the world. Most of the adobe structures are located in active seismic zones, and a considerable amount of ...
  • Dynamic response of cold-formed steel roof trusses subject to blast load 

    Clayton, Gabriela Alexandria (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The popularity of cold-formed steel building components has seen rapid growth in recent years due to its low cost, high strength, and ability to ...
  • Fatigue crack strengthening using pre-stressed composite patch 

    El-Emam, Hesham M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    The fatigue life of steel bridges can be extended by externally bonding carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) patches to the damaged elements arrest the crack propagation. Bonding a composite patch to a cracked steel ...
  • Monotonic and fatigue assessment of steel-concrete composite beams strengthened with externally post-tensioned tendons 

    Elzohairy, Ayman (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    The steel-concrete composite beam represents a structural system widely employed in both buildings and girder bridges. The coupling between steel beams and concrete flanges assures both economic and structural benefits ...
  • Performance of the laminated glass systems under static and blast pressure loading 

    Nawar, Mahmoud (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The increase of explosions threats toward civilian targets has raised concerns about a building's safety. Laminated glass (LG) is one of the widely ...
  • Roof truss systems under blast loads 

    Bondok, Doaa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Designing roof systems for blast loading is quite complex. Many uncertainties still exist in this vital research area. The typical single degree of ...
  • Sheet retrofit systems for concrete slabs for blast mitigation 

    Tappmeyer, Benjamin James (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Various ductile sheet materials are currently used to retrofit existing concrete wall systems to mitigate the effects of external blast. Sheet retrofits ...