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ASI Carries Out Blast Analysis of Building Glazing System

Saudi ARAMCO needed to ensure the safety of the glass façade of a new office building at Khurasaniyah, KSA. Based on hazard analysis, it was estimated that the glass façade of the building could be subjected to pressure as high as 0.4psi.

ASI was requested to investigate the behavior of glass panels for the windows and doors under the effect of blast loading. Two types of glass panels were investigated: single-layer glass panels and three-layer laminated glass panel with an intermediate PVB layer.

The random nature of the cracks generated in glass required the use of an element mesh with a random nature.

ASI performed a comprehensive blast analysis of the building façade for Saudi ARAMCO. Download the free white paper for detailed information about the project.



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