Finite element analysis of the Arquin-designed CMU wall under a dynamic (blast) load.

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The Arquin Corporation designed a CMU (concrete masonry unit) wall construction and reinforcement technique that includes steel wire and polymer spacers that is intended to facilitate a faster and stronger wall construction. Since the construction method for an Arquin-designed wall is different from current wall construction practices, finite element computer analyses were performed to estimate the ability of the wall to withstand a hypothetical dynamic load, similar to that of a blast from a nearby explosion. The response of the Arquin wall was compared to the response of an idealized standard masonry wall exposed to the same dynamic load. Results ... continued below

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Lopez, Carlos & Petti, Jason P. December 1, 2008.

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The Arquin Corporation designed a CMU (concrete masonry unit) wall construction and reinforcement technique that includes steel wire and polymer spacers that is intended to facilitate a faster and stronger wall construction. Since the construction method for an Arquin-designed wall is different from current wall construction practices, finite element computer analyses were performed to estimate the ability of the wall to withstand a hypothetical dynamic load, similar to that of a blast from a nearby explosion. The response of the Arquin wall was compared to the response of an idealized standard masonry wall exposed to the same dynamic load. Results from the simulations show that the Arquin wall deformed less than the idealized standard wall under such loading conditions. As part of a different effort, Sandia National Laboratories also looked at the relative static response of the Arquin wall, results that are summarized in a separate SAND Report.

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  • Report No.: SAND2008-8123
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/947328 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 947328
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc895844

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Lopez, Carlos & Petti, Jason P. Finite element analysis of the Arquin-designed CMU wall under a dynamic (blast) load., report, December 1, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc895844/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.