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Development of Design and Analysis Methods for Blast Resistant Window Structures

By Daniel Bartels • February 18th, 2015

Terrorist bombings and accidental explosions may lead to significant structural failure and human casualties. Due to the nature of glass, with relative weaker strength and brittle characteristics compared with other structural components, glass windows are most vulnerable especially when subjected to extreme loadings. For instance, in the 2004 Jakarta Indonesia terrorist bombing attack on Australianmore…