Accession Number : ADP005304

Title :   Effects of Explosion on Adjacent Bay Blowout Walls,

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Paul D. ; Crawford,Theodore R.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : For a particular processing bay configuration, it has been shown that adjacent bay blowout walls are at risk for catastrophic inward failure. An axisymmetric computer model of the fluid flow associated with an explosion proved useful in this configuration for determination of loads on adjacent blowout walls. Existing blowout walls found to be vulnerable can be easily braced. Designers of blowout walls for new explosions processiong facilities must consider the possiblity of inward failure.

Descriptors :   *WALLS, *BAYS(STRUCTURAL UNITS), *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, BLOWOUTS, EXPLOSIONS, RISK, DEBRIS, BLAST WAVES, FAILURE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, AXISYMMETRIC, FLUID FLOW, BLAST LOADS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Explosions
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE