Blast-Damaged Concrete Structures in Beirut

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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:

Abstract: 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 | Blasting effects | Reinforced concrete | Concrete | Concrete frames | Concrete beams | Structure reinforcement | Damage (structural) | Concrete columns | Beirut | Middle East | Lebanon

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