Accession Number : ADA296861

Title :   Operation Greenhouse: Nuclear Explosions. Scientific Director's Report of Atomic Weapon Tests at Eniwetok, 1951. Appendix 1, Design of Test Structures.

Corporate Author : AMMANN AND WHITNEY NEW YORK

PDF Url : ADA296861

Report Date : 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 421

Abstract : This final report contains the following items: (a) A description and discussion of design procedures and methods for use in the design of blast resistant structures, including the source of material, the basic assumptions, and the expected accuracy of the assumptions; (b) A description of each of the buildings in the test structure including complete plans and specifications; (c) A complete presentation of the pressure-time curves used as the design loads on the various buildings; (d) Summary sheets tabulating the pressures, materials, dimensions, and the unit stresses for the various panels, walls, roofs and frames; (e) Samples of the computations for the test building illustrating various detailed procedures; (f) A summary of the proposed instrumentation with emphasis on the type of information desired, with drawings and charts showing the location and required sensitivity of the instruments; and (g) An outline of a recommended general and detailed procedure for the analysis of the field measurements and the modification of the design methods. (MM)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *BUILDINGS, *STEEL, *STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, *BLAST LOADS, *STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, *REINFORCED CONCRETE, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, VIBRATION, STRESS ANALYSIS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, SPECIFICATIONS, MODIFICATION, STATIC LOADS, SHOCK WAVES, DISPLACEMENT, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, BENDING, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), EXPLOSION EFFECTS, CEMENTS, SOILS, AGGREGATES(MATERIALS), SHEAR STRESSES, BUCKLING, PRESSURE, BLAST RESISTANT SHELTERS, WALLS, DYNAMIC LOADS, FRAMES, CURING, DESIGN CRITERIA, COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS, AXIAL LOADS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, COLUMNS(SUPPORTS), JOINTS, ROOFS, GIRDERS.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE