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Article Number - F81F0A561364


Vol.7(5), pp. 37-47 , October 2016
DOI: 10.5897/JCECT2016.0413
ISSN: 2141-2634



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Strengthening of existing security buildings against vehicle bomb using fluid viscous dampers, in Egypt



Islam M. Ezz El-Arab
  • Islam M. Ezz El-Arab
  • Department of Structural Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
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 Received: 25 July 2016  Accepted: 19 October 2016  Published: 31 October 2016

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This paper presents nonlinear numerical simulation of air blast loading with an over pressure level (500 kg TNT) with a different standoff distance of 10, 20, and 50 m to evaluate the effectiveness of Fluid Viscous Dampers (FVD) as new strengthening techniques to reduce blast loading responses on the existing reinforcement concrete buildings. Taking into consideration, most of the security buildings in Middle East, especially in Egypt, during the last three decades, had suffered many blast attacks. This paper presents nonlinear numerical modeling to study the effect and performance comparisons of a conventional structural building frame system with and without FVD. Simulation results indicate that FVD provide a cost-effective way to greatly improve the performance of structural building frames under blast loading.

Key words: Air blast loading, security building, strengthening of exciting building, fluid dampers, vehicle bomb.

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APA El-Arab, I. M. E. (2016). Strengthening of existing security buildings against vehicle bomb using fluid viscous dampers, in Egypt. Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, 7(5), 37-47.
Chicago Islam M. Ezz El-Arab. "Strengthening of existing security buildings against vehicle bomb using fluid viscous dampers, in Egypt." Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology 7, no. 5 (2016): 37-47.
MLA Islam M. Ezz El-Arab. "Strengthening of existing security buildings against vehicle bomb using fluid viscous dampers, in Egypt." Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology 7.5 (2016): 37-47.
   
DOI 10.5897/JCECT2016.0413
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JCECT/article-abstract/F81F0A561364

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