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Title: Blast Response Simulation of the Alfred Murrah Building Reinforced by Use of HPFRCC

Author(s): Jae-Wook Jung, Jung-Wuk Hong

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 15


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Keywords: HPFRCC, finite element analysis, blast analysis, Oklahoma city bombing, Alfred Murrah building

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40069-020-00442-9

Date: 3/31/2021

Structural behavior against the blast load is evaluated for a structure reinforced by high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (HPFRCC). The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which experienced a terrorist attack in 1995 is taken into consideration for the blast analysis using the finite element method. The continuous surface cap model (CSCM) is used to simulate the behavior of normal concrete and HPFRCC. By reinforcing normal concrete with HPFRCC, damage, and deformation of the structure are significantly reduced. This study presents an efficient reinforcement method by performing an explosion simulation on the structure using HPFRCC and evaluating the behavior according to various reinforcement methods. Specific reinforcements according to the types of members are required to enhance the efficiency of reinforcement. With the optimized reinforcement using high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (HPFRCC), the resistance to blast load is significantly improved.