Accession Number : ADP001746

Title :   Response of Structures to Detonations in Sand,

Corporate Author : KUNGLIGA FORTIFIKATIONSFOEVALTNINGEN ESKILSTUNA (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Vretblad,Bengt E.

Report Date : MAY 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Tests made at RSFA have shown how the pressure on the wall of a structure from detonations of explosives in sand depends not only on the explosive and its distance to the wall but also on the properties of the wall (e g mass and stiffness). The paper gives data from these tests and a suggested procedure for design of walls in buried structures exposed to detonations effects. The procedure is based on an energy-absorption concept. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Explosion effects, *Structural response, *Walls, Symposia, Structural analysis, Detonations, Sand, Blast loads, Mass, Stiffness, Underground structures, Energy absorbers, Shock waves, Impulse loading, Peak values, Concrete

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE