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Mass Timber Blast Testing Phase 2: Test 7 – 610 lbs of flake TNT from 75 feet with config changes #4

Phast 2, Test 7 (#4, with audio). Phase 2, Test 7 was designed to rupture the 5-ply front walls in Grade V1 structure. A target response displacement ductility of 1.5 in these panels was used to select to charge size. WoodWorks, in cooperation with the United States Forest Service and the Softwood Lumber Board, conducted a series of live blast tests on three cross-laminated timber (CLT) structures at Tyndall Air Force Base. All structures remained intact and matched modeling predications with acceptable levels of damage under significant explosive loading. WoodWorks will release a full analysis of testing results when available. The results will be used to further expand the use of wood solutions for Department of Defense applications and other blast-resistant construction. Read more about these tests on the WoodWorks website: https://goo.gl/mf5SXr

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