Harmon, Joshua R. and Varma, Amit H., "Blast Analysis of Steel-Plate Composite Slabs: SDOF and FEM Analyses" (2022). Bowen Laboratory Research Reports. Paper 4.
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Steel-plate composite (SC) members have emerged as competitive construction methods for tall buildings and nuclear power plants. Detailed design guidance has been created for these functions and design of these members is now covered in AISC 341-16 and ASIC N690-18. However, SC members are emerging for use in protective structures to withstand blast and impact loads. Although experimental tests of SC members for blast resistant design have been conducted, design of SC members for blast loads has not been addressed in existing design references for blast loadings (UFC 3-340-02). This report details a general design philosophy for blast loaded SC slabs and details two methods of dynamic analysis for SC slabs under blast loadings.