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Title: Blast-resistant testing for loaded mass timber structures

Source: fplrip-4714-033-WoodWorks-Senalik-Podesto. 2 p.

Author(s)Senalik, Christopher (Adam); Podesto, Lisa

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Based on live blast testing done with 2015 Wood Innovations Grant funding, we know that cross-laminated timber (CLT) can compete with light gauge metal, prestressed precast concrete panels, and masonry. However, testing previously completed was on structures carrying only their own weight. This project will provide necessary test data to characterize the response of CLT structures with superimposed dead/live loads under blast loading, establishing the inelastic and ultimate response limits, while also providing documentation needed for design guidance offering an alternative to concrete and steel in military structures.

Keywords: CLT; Cross-laminated timber; blast; Department of Defense; DOD

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 819 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/05/2017
RITS Product ID: 86032
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Senalik, Christopher
Research General Engineer

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