Wind and Blast Load Simulator, Waterways Experiment Station | Vicksburg, Mississippi
Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station
Huitt-Zollars was contracted by ABS Consulting to provide programming and design and construction documentation services for the purpose of defining the Wind and Blast Load Simulator (WBLS) enclosure and site requirements for ABS with the Structures and Mechanics Division (SMD) at the Waterways Experiment Station (WES). The WBLS is capable of subjecting targets to dynamic loads representative of blast waves. Two WBLS devices were designed a small-scale BLS and a full-scale BLS.