Window Glazing Analysis Response and Design (WINGARD)

Window Glazing Analysis Response and Design (WINGARD) was developed for GSA by Applied Research Associates (ARA). The goal was to develop a simple but accurate analytical model of the response of windows to the effects of an explosion. The program calculates and graphically displays the response of window systems subjected to blast loads.

  • WINGARD PE accepts user input of window system properties and explosion characteristics, and calculates the performance of the window system.
  • WINGARD is not widely distributed. The program is generally reserved for employees of GSA; other U.S. government agencies; established U.S. blast, structural, and security consulting firms; or other U.S. firms involved with protective glazing on U.S. Federal Projects. All users are highly encouraged to thoroughly read the technical and user manuals prior to using this program. To obtain a copy of WINGARD, contact the Building Security Technology Program team at and provide your name, address, phone number, organization, and a description of your intended use of the software.

For more information, contact Bill Earl (

Last Reviewed: 2019-10-17