Blast Analysis & Design 2018-02-20T19:09:17+00:00


The protection of people and structures is vitally important to Wheaton Sprague. Whether to prevent an intentional act of devastation or an accidental explosion, it is critical that a member of the design team has a specialized expertise in the design and analysis for blast and weapons effects on the curtain wall or facade.

Wheaton Sprague offers the following blast analysis and design services:

  • Analysis of glass lites utilizing Wingard Software to determine if a particular glass lite meets the specified response criteria, and to determine the ultimate glazing capacity of the glass lite based on specified requirements
  • Understanding of balanced design philosophies and capable of designing curtain wall or cladding systems based on that philosophy
  • Understanding of ISC Security Design Criteria, UFC 4-010-01, and ASTM F-1642-04
  • Determination of the acceptability of curtain wall and window framing systems in meeting specified requirements using Single Degree of Freedom (SDOF) Dynamic Analysis
  • Curtain wall or facade designs based on SDOF Dynamic Analysis in response to a specified threat
  • Analysis of connections of framing members based on specified requirements
  • Analysis of anchor conditions based on specified requirements
  • Complete calculation packages for glass analysis, vertical mullion design, horizontal mullion design, framing connection design, and anchor design for window systems and curtain wall systems.

For more in-depth needs, WS utilizes Weidlinger Protective Design for blast resistant protective design and analysis services.

View a curtain wall blast test video done at the University of Kentucky 


Searching for a term relative to the building enclosure industry that you have heard and have no idea what it means? Search no more. This comprehensive directory of building envelope industry terminologies can help. If you would like to…