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Progressive collapse of steel frame


This research is to develop a nonlinear dynamic computational framework to model the progressive collapse of steel frame under abnormal loads.


Dr Hao Zhang.

Research location

Civil Engineering

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A progressive collapse is characterized as a chain-reaction failure, due to abnormal loading such as terrorist attacks. Current design codes deal with progressive collapse in three ways: structural integrity design, specifying localized resistance and alternate load paths.

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 659

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