February Meeting

  • 22 Feb 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
  • 6

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Advanced Blast Analysis

Presented By:  Jim Wesevich, PE, SE,  Thornton Tomasetti


Occupied pre-engineered metal buildings are prevalent in petrochemical and industrial facilities that can be exposed to various potential blast hazards, such as vapor cloud explosions.  This presentation demonstrates the benefit of using nonlinear finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics over more traditional single-degree-of-freedom analysis techniques in reducing the anticipated building damage from external explosion hazards.


Jim Wesevich works within the Weidlinger Applied Science practice within Thornton Tomasetti, and serves as the Austin Office Director.  Mr. Wesevich has been assessing, testing, and designing for blast effects on structures for more than 30 years for various US government agencies and petrochemical companies.
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