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Title: Rationale for wind-borne missile criteria for DOE facilities

Abstract

High winds tend to pick up and transport various objects and debris, which are referred to as wind-borne missiles or tornado missiles, depending on the type of storm. Missiles cause damage by perforating the building envelope or by collapsing structural elements such as walls, columns or frames. The primary objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to provide a basis for wind-borne or tornado missile criteria for the design and evaluation of DOE facilities, and (2) to provide guidelines for the design and evaluation of impact-resistant missile barriers for DOE facilities The first objective is accomplished through a synthesis of information from windstorm damage documentation experience and computer simulation of missile trajectories. The second objective is accomplished by reviewing the literature, which describes various missile impact tests, and by conducting a series of impact tests at a Texas Tech University facility to fill in missing information.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
12728
Report Number(s):
UCRL-CR-135687; DP0514030
DP0514030; TRN: AH200120%%470
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COMPUTERS; DESIGN; DOCUMENTATION; EVALUATION; IMPACT TESTS; RECOMMENDATIONS; SIMULATION; SYNTHESIS; TRAJECTORIES; TORNADOES

Citation Formats

McDonald, J R, and Murray, R. Rationale for wind-borne missile criteria for DOE facilities. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/12728.
McDonald, J R, & Murray, R. Rationale for wind-borne missile criteria for DOE facilities. United States. doi:10.2172/12728.
McDonald, J R, and Murray, R. Wed . "Rationale for wind-borne missile criteria for DOE facilities". United States. doi:10.2172/12728. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12728.
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abstractNote = {High winds tend to pick up and transport various objects and debris, which are referred to as wind-borne missiles or tornado missiles, depending on the type of storm. Missiles cause damage by perforating the building envelope or by collapsing structural elements such as walls, columns or frames. The primary objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to provide a basis for wind-borne or tornado missile criteria for the design and evaluation of DOE facilities, and (2) to provide guidelines for the design and evaluation of impact-resistant missile barriers for DOE facilities The first objective is accomplished through a synthesis of information from windstorm damage documentation experience and computer simulation of missile trajectories. The second objective is accomplished by reviewing the literature, which describes various missile impact tests, and by conducting a series of impact tests at a Texas Tech University facility to fill in missing information.},
doi = {10.2172/12728},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
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