Homeport Ashore Naval Station, NORFOLK - Blast Analysis


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Homeport Ashore Naval Station

Location: NORFOLK, VA

FDR Engineers (FDR) provided the blast design criteria, damage level and acceptable response limits for the exterior metal stud framing around window and door openings and non-conventional metal stud framing of a 5-story bachelor quarters building at the Naval Station in Norfolk, VA. SDOF dynamic analysis of supporting structural framing components was performed and appropriate cold-formed steel (CFS) sections were selected based on UFC 4-010-01 (2012), DoD Minimum Anti-Terrorism Standards for Buildings. The reactions for connection design of the light steel framing components were determined and the selection of the appropriate light steel framing sections for the supporting framing, and design connections between framing members and connections to primary structure (connectors, fasteners, and anchorage).