Accession Number : ADA130315

Title :   Protective Vertical Shelters.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC MISSILE OFFICE NORTON AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Narain,Ian ; Stephens,Jerry ; Landon,Gary

PDF Url : ADA130315

Report Date : 29 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The response of buried vertical MX shelters to vertical airblast and to airblast-induced ground-shock loadings is examined. Three tests conducted on 1/6 scale reinforced concrete models to investigate the effects of site geology and structural detail on shelter response. The experimental data provided an insight into shelter response, and was also used to evaluate the accuracy of pretest calculations and predictions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Guided missile silos, *Structural response, Surface to surface missiles, Shelters, Vertical orientation, Reinforced concrete, Scale models, Airburst, Blast, Test facilities, Test methods

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE