Accession Number : ADA995444

Title :   OPERATION SANDSTONE. Nuclear Explosions. 1948. Scientific Director's Report of Atomic Weapons Tests. Annex 6. Part 2. Section 1. Blast Resistance of Structures -- Bureau of Yards and Docks (Service Test Number 4).

Descriptive Note : Sandstone rept. no. 25.

Corporate Author : JOINT TASK FORCE SEVEN WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 1948

Pagination or Media Count : 266

Abstract : The purpose of this test program was to study the resistance of units of varying material, shape, and strength in relation to atomic blast forces of varying magnitude. This test was conducted on a model basis, with the intent to coordinate results with theoretical analyses and dynamic resistance studies to form a reasonable basis for the design of blast resistant structures.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *BLAST, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, MODEL TESTS, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, REINFORCED CONCRETE, WOOD, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, WALLS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, ENEWETOK ATOLL

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE