Accession Number : AD0475662


Title :   THE EFFECTS OF SONIC BOOM ON STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR. A SUPPLEMENTARY ANALYSIS REPORT


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


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


Personal Author(s) : Wiggins, Jr, John H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/475662.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 206


Abstract : Response and damage data from the Federal Aviation Agency Sonic Boom Tests at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and White Sands, New Mexico, are analyzed and effects on structures summarized. Parameters governing the free-field and near- field boom waves are also studied and their influence on scatter in the data estimated statistically. This report then conservatively summarizes the results in a damage prediction table and chart. Insurance adjusters are given guidance on the treatment of sonic boom damage claims along with the chart. Finally, recommendations for future work in sonic boom, structural behavior studies are made.


Descriptors :   *BUILDINGS , *SONIC BOOM , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , LOADS(FORCES) , SHOCK WAVES , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , THEORY , STRUCTURES , INTENSITY , DAMPING , DEFLECTION , GLASS , REFLECTION , FRACTURE(MECHANICS) , TIME , RESONANT FREQUENCY , SOILS , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , RESPONSE , JET BOMBERS , RESONANCE , PRESSURE , JET FIGHTERS , WALLS , NEW MEXICO , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS , METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , ALTITUDE , OKLAHOMA , DAMAGE , STRESSES , VIBRATION


Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE