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SEI Technical Session

October 30, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Arup Office
10370 Richmond Ave, Conference Room @ 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77042


Join your peers for the next SEI Houston Chapter Luncheon Technical Session:

"Improved Blast Capacity Estimates of Pre-engineered Metal Buildings using Advanced Numerical Modeling"

Occupied pre-engineered metal buildings are prevalent in petrochemical and industrial facilities that can be exposed to various potential blast hazards, such as vapor cloud explosions.  This presentation demonstrates the benefit of using nonlinear finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics when compared to more traditional single-degree-of-freedom nonlinear analysis techniques in reducing the anticipated building damage from external explosion hazards.  These techniques are recommended for buildings that have been highlighted as potential buildings that sustain unacceptable damage, or high occupant lethality based on simplified consequence or QRA based facility siting studies that comply with API RP 752.

Speaker: Mr. Jim Wesevich

Where: Arup Office, Conference Room @ 1st Floor, 10370 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX, 77042

When: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1 PM

Cost w/RSVP: $25 ($20 for Government Employees, or $15 Students)

Walk-in-Attendee: $30

Checks are preferred. Please address checks to "ASCE Houston".

Type "RSVP" in the subject line of an email to: may be limited so please let us know if you will be attending)

Speaker Bio:  Jim Wesevich is a Principal working within the Weidlinger Applied Science practice within Thornton Tomasetti.  Mr. Wesevich has been assessing, testing, and designing for blast effects on structures for more than 30 years for various US government agencies and petrochemical companies.

Event Contact: Michel Maksoud, P.E. | Chairman, SEI Houston

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) is dedicated to serving and promoting the worldwide structural engineering profession and related industries by providing a forum for research, education, design, testing, manufacturing, construction, and operations in the structural engineering profession. 


$25.00 Member or Non-Member

$20.00 Government Employee

$15.00 Student


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