Accession Number : ADP001743

Title :   The Use of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete in Containment and Explosive-Resistant Structures,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LAB RICHLAND WA

Personal Author(s) : Henager,Charles H.

Report Date : MAY 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The results of several investigations of steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) under explosive loading are presented. Tests using high explosives were performed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers to compare reinforced concrete slabs using conventional concrete to similar slabs using SFRC. The conventional slabs containing SFRC retained their integrity even though severely damaged. Similar results were obtained with explosive tests on slabs by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, impact loading by a pendulum-type impact machine, ballistic impact by small arms fire, impulsive loading on beams and a drop weight impact test. Use of SFRC in a reactor containment structure is reviewed. Design aids and potential applications of SFRC for blast resistance in structures are listed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Reinforced concrete, *Fiber reinforcement, *Structural analysis, *Explosion effects, Symposia, Structures, Containment(General), Explosions, Resistance, Blast loads, Steel, Damage assessment, Impact tests, Impulse loading, Beams(Structural), Nuclear reactors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE