RCBlast - Blast Analysis Software

RCBlast was developed to conduct dynamic inelastic response history analysis of structural elements subjected to blast-induced shock waves. It can be used to quickly generate SDOF time histories and PI diagrams for user defined blast threats. The software has a built-in structural analysis module that can generate high fidelity resistance curves for common one-way reinforced concrete elements incorporating: advanced material models; externally bonded FRP retrofits; variable axial load; compression membrane arching action; non-linear behavior; and more. Free download from http://www.rcblast.ca/.

Eric Jacques
Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

My research interests include blast protection of buildings, high strain rate material response, and new structural forms for infrastructure resilience.