Manual for the prediction of blast and fragment loadings on structures
The purpose of this manual is to provide Architect-Engineer (AE) firms guidance for the prediction of air blast, ground shock and fragment loadings on structures as a result of accidental explosions in or near these structures. Information in this manual is the result of an extensive literature survey and data gathering effort, supplemented by some original analytical studies on various aspects of blast phenomena. Many prediction equations and graphs are presented, accompanied by numerous example problems illustrating their use. The manual is complementary to existing structural design manuals and is intended to reflect the current state-of-the-art in prediction of blast and fragment loads for accidental explosions of high explosives at the Pantex Plant. In some instances, particularly for explosions within blast-resistant structures of complex geometry, rational estimation of these loads is beyond the current state-of-the-art.
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- USDOE Albuquerque Operations Office, NM; Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (USA)
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- United States
- 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIONS; SHOCK WAVES; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; ACCIDENTS; SAFETY; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; BLAST EFFECTS; DYNAMIC LOADS; BUILDINGS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; DAMAGE; FORECASTING; IMPACT SHOCK; MANUALS; PERSONNEL; PRODUCTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; EXPLOSIONS; EXPLOSIVES 450100* -- Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense-- Chemical Explosions & Explosives
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