Our client is a global chemical manufacturer. It had identified a potential risk of explosion from a nearby installation at one of its European sites. A building on the site housing control rooms and other functions dated from the 1970s. Our client asked our Advanced Technology & Research Centre to identify whether it could withstand the impact of a blast.

Initial analysis provides quick and practical insight

We carried out an initial linear time history analysis to provide quick and practical insight into the performance of the structure. In this case, it was clear the building did not fulfil the requirements.

“What was special about our solution is that it was very practical, providing a quick overview,” explained Koen van Viegen, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV. “If our client had needed further insight, we would have been able to use more advanced methods and identify possible strengthening measures. However, in this case, our client used the initial results to settle upon an alternative mitigating solution.”

Project facts

  • Client
    Global chemical manufacturer
  • Scope
    Identify whether it could withstand the impact of a blast.
  • Solution
    An initial linear time history analysis to provide quick and practical insight into the performance of the structure.

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