Accession Number : ADP001749

Title :   Has a Decade Made a Difference?


Personal Author(s) : Haltiwanger,J. D.

Report Date : MAY 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The design of structures to resist conventional weapons' effects is significantly more complex than is the design of structures to withstand the effects of nuclear weapons. In the case of nuclear weapons' effects, there are, really, only three problems that face the designer of a protective structure. These problems can be identified, in general terms, as follows: Define the free-field, blast-induced environment in which the structure will exist; Define the time-dependent and spatially distributed forces and motions that are imposed by this environment on the structure, and Compute the response of the structure to these blast-imposed excitations.

Descriptors :   *Weapons effects, *Explosion effects, *Structures, *Technology forecasting, History, Structural response, Ground shock, Soil mechanics, Buried objects, Nuclear weapons, High explosives, Mortar ammunition, Artillery ammunition, Bombs, Protection, Structural analysis, Structural engineering, Symposia, Conferencing(Communications)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE