NEW FABIG Technical Note available for download!

New FABIG Technical Note covering 'Design of Low to Medium Rise Buildings against External Explosions' available

We are pleased to inform you that FABIG Technical Note 14 covering 'Design of Low to Medium Rise Buildings against External Explosions' is now available to FABIG Members on the FABIG website.

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This Technical Note provides recommendations and advice for the structural design of low to medium rise steel-framed buildings (typically two to five storeys high) subjected to blast action due to external explosions. Such action is often associated with industrial accidents and the blast impacts the whole (or large areas) of the building’s elevation.

Low to medium rise steel-framed buildings are commonly used as offices and are often found in the vicinity of industrial sites. They usually derive their resistance to lateral actions from a system of bracing members. Designing a building for explosion resistance requires that the blast overpressures which could result from an explosion be quantified, the blast actions on the building due to these overpressures be calculated, structural performance criteria be set, structural response be calculated and the building structure be verified to resist these actions within the performance criteria.

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Published: 27/03/2018 09:09:05
Last Modified: 27/03/2018 09:21:53

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