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Houston Branch SEI Technical Session
April 27 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
The Texas Section invites you to join the Houston Structural Engineering Institute Chapter for their next meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CT
Where: Virtual (Teams)
Cost: $5/member | $10/guest
Session: Forensic Engineering – Case Study of an Exhaust Stack Collapse by Brent Brunner-Caple PE, Structural Engineering Consultant for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
This presentation will explain what forensic engineers do and illustrate the forensic engineering process with a case study on a structural collapse of an exhaust tower. This case study includes analysis of the tower design and construction, the dynamic response of the tower due to wind load and mechanical vibrations, and the chemical and metallurgical analysis of corroded members. We will walk through the step-by-step investigation of the events leading up to the collapse and determine what ultimately caused the structure to fail.