Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

The explosive demolition of a structure was investigated using toppling, implosion, and progressive collapse techniques. Several alternative column spacings were designed for a model eight-story office building, and included all critical structural members as well as a materials cost estimate. The three explosive demolition techniques were then applied to the model building to establish not only a demolition design plan but also to determine the performance characteristics of the various explosive demolition techniques.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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