Accession Number : ADP001809

Title :   Design Validation Experiments for the Key Worker Blast Shelter,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Kiger,S. A. ; Slawson,T. R.

Report Date : 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Design calculations for the blast shelter included the effects of soil arching. In the past, soil arching has been ignored for dynamic loads at shallow burial depths; however, recent test data indicate structural loading is significantly reduced by arching, even at very shallow burial depths.

Descriptors :   *FALLOUT SHELTERS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, BURIED OBJECTS, SHALLOW DEPTH, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, ARCHES, SOILS, BLAST LOADS, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, GROUND SHOCK, HARDENED STRUCTURES, REINFORCED CONCRETE, DYNAMIC TESTS, STATIC TESTS, SCALE MODELS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, PREDICTIONS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE