Accession Number : AD0429134


Title :   STRUCTURAL MATERIALS FOR HARDENED PERSONNEL SHELTERS


Descriptive Note : Final rept., Apr 1962-June 1963


Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL


Personal Author(s) : Havers, John A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/429134.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 603


Abstract : Structural materials are evaluated for use in fully-buried personnel shelters, located above the ground water table. Analytical relationships are supplied for the structural elements of these shelters, assuming shelter configurations of a rectangular cubicle, a horizontal 180 degree arch and full cylinder, and a 180 degree dome and full sphere. In-place costs are derived for suitable structural materials, and cost equations are supplied for estimating the in-place cost of structural elements. Various structural units are used in preparing alternative designs for a 100-man capacity shelter in the 10 to 200 psi over-pressure region. Cost trends are indicated, and minimum structural costs are related to design level of overpressure.


Descriptors :   *SHELTERS , *CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , *UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES , NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , LAMINATES , CONCRETE , SOIL MECHANICS , STEEL , COSTS , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , PLASTICS , WOOD , REINFORCED CONCRETE , HARDENED STRUCTURES , GLASS TEXTILES


Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE