Accession Number : AD0474778


Title :   REPORT ON THE NATIONAL SONIC BOOM STUDY STRUCTURAL REACTION PROGRAM. SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, AND ANALYSIS. VOLUME 1.


Corporate Author : BLUME (JOHN A) AND ASSOCIATES SAN FRANCISCO CA RESEARCH DIV


Report Date : Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 179


Abstract : Contents: Survey of Literature -- Sonic Boom, Air Blast and Related Phenomena, General Behavior of Structural Elements Under Static and Dynamic loads, Cross Sectional Survey of House Types in the United States, Natural Loading Conditions Throughout the United States, Building Codes; Test Plan -- Site Selection, Design of New Test Structures, Structural Modules, Prefab, Stprefront and Greenhouse, Existing structures Observed in Test, Damage Observation Plan, Instrumentation, Data Reduction and Analysis; Special Tests -- Material Tests, Foundation Materials Evaluation, Load-Deflection and ''Twang'' Tests; Observed Structural Behavior -- Loading Conditions, Parameters, Plaster on Wood Lath, Plaster on Gyplath; Metal Lath and Concrete Block, Gypboard, Bathroom Tile, Glass, Stucco, Concrete Block, Brick, Bric-A-Brac; Analysis of Structural Behavior -- Load Modification Studies, Structural Response, Computation and Explanation of Response from Known Loading Conditions, Bric-A-Brac Response; Modification of Ground Frrr-Field Pressures -- Maneuvers, Wind, Variability of Ground Reflection Coefficient, Aircraft Design Causes Variability of Boom Signature.


Descriptors :   *BUILDINGS , *SONIC BOOM , TEST METHODS , STATE OF THE ART , REPORTS , NEW MEXICO , DAMAGE , PRESSURE , WALLS , FRACTURE(MECHANICS) , FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES) , CONSTRUCTION , JET FIGHTERS , BRICK , WOOD , PREFABRICATED BUILDINGS , JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT , LOADS(FORCES) , CONCRETE , GLASS , STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS , SHOCK WAVES


Subject Categories : Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE