Blast-Damaged Concrete Structures in Beirut

by Bilal S. Hamad, American Univ of Beirut, New York City, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


This paper describes the effect of blasting loads on structural members. It identifies predominant structural systems in war-damaged zones of Beirut and to explain typical damage mechanisms. It reviews methods and techniques for evaluation and repair of blast-damaged reinforced concrete structures.

Subject Headings: Concrete structures | Reinforced concrete | Concrete frames | Blasting effects | Thermal loads | Damage (structural) | Concrete columns | Building design | Lebanon | Middle East | Asia

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