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Matthew Edel
James Wesevich

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May 2019

This paper discusses several modeling issues for consideration when using a finite element analysis (FEA) approach to represent crimped metal wall panels responding to blast loads. Two profiles of crimped metal wall panels are modeled using two commercially-available FEA codes, namely ADINA and LS-DYNA. The first panel is ¼-inch thick with 4-inch deep corrugations and is supported by six-inch steel tubing eave struts at each end. The second panel is 0.078 inches thick with 1½-inch deep corrugations. Special connections are used at the end supports that are designed to deform and absorb energy during the structural response, preventing premature tearing of the panel. These panels are modeled using both FEA codes for a high-explosive blast load. The second panel was also tested using the BakerRisk shock tube. The FEA results are compared to observations from the tests.

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