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High Fidelity Modeling of Building Collapse with Realistic Visualization of Resulting Damage and Debris
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An approach for performing high fidelity modeling for blast and progressive collapse simulations of buildings will be developed. The modeling approach will allow complete simulations of building response to be performed within several days of computing time on desktop PCs. An 'easy to use' modeling interface will also be demonstrated in this effort. All response regimes will be addressed including static preload, the direct blast phase, fragment flyout, and collapsing debris. Visualization tools developed to treat high fidelity models will be provided to look at interim and end-state of the structure. The NLFlex software and its FTS interface will be used to demonstrate the approach in this Phase I effort.
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