Accession Number : AD0356270

Title :   DAMAGE SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Archer,John S. ; Lawlor,Edward A.

Report Date : JUN 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine the damage and blast loading on Operation Greenhouse Army Test Structure 3.1.1 and to survey the damage done to Greenhouse Structure 3.1.3 and other miscellaneous structures. These structures, located on the Eniwetok Atoll, were exposed to the effects of the two atomic bursts (Mike and King) of Operation Ivy in the late fall of 1952. A damage survey was conducted to obtain data upon which to base a correlation of the damage incurred with the measured air-blast overpressures caused by the two shots. The damage caused to Structure 3.1.1 by shot Mike was comparable to that caused by shot Easy of Operation Greenhouse. It is probable that no damage occurred to Structure 3.1.1 from shot King. Only the final permament deflections were recorded of Structure 3.1.1 for shot Mike. The lack of transient response records for this shot increased the difficulty of correlating the loading with the deformations sustained. Analyses were performed on Buildings 2 and 3 of Structure 3.1.1. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURES, BLAST)

Subject Categories : Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE