Accession Number : ADP001730

Title :   A Rational Approach to the Analysis of Structures Subjected to Underground Blasts,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Borg,S. F.

Report Date : MAY 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The two major data bases connected with underground blast effects on structures are utilized to obtain rational procedures for solving - approximately - the two fundamental engineering problems. The data bases are, (1) accelerogram records at points in the field affected by the blast and (2) isoseismal contour maps for the entire field affected by the blast. These then lead to analytic expressions and charts for the engineering problems, namely (1) damage assessment and (2) structural design/analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Explosion effects, *Underground explosions, *Structural analysis, Symposia, Structures, Structural response, Problem solving, Data bases, Acceleration, Contours, Maps, Damage assessment, Charts, Rational functions, Blast

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE