Blast-Resistant Structures

garrett_poster_3.jpgThe Advanced Structures and Composites Center in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers R & D Center has developed blast-resistant structures with coated wood framing members, panels and subassemblies.  These blast-resistant materials are economically coated to enhance the construction material’s ductility and energy dissipation capacity. 

In addition to superior blast resistance, benefits of these structures include:

  • Cost-efficiencies
  • Ease of assembly
  • Environmental durability
  • Rapid deployment
  • High strength to weight ratios
  • Protection from moisture absorption, termites, ants and biodegradation


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 Graduate Students

  • Anthony Dumais, Daniel Thomas, Nicolas Parlin, William Syron and Garrett Luszczki