Accession Number:

AD0295408

Title:

AIR FORCE DESIGN MANUAL, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR DESIGN OF HARDENED STRUCTURES

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept.

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

647.0

Abstract:

This is the second edition of the Air Force Design Manual, Design of Protective Structures to Resist the Effects of Nuclear Weapons, AFSWC TR-59-70. Its intended use is for the planning and design of structures to resist the effects of nuclear weapons ranging into the megaton class. The emphasis is primarily on underground construction. The material presented is derived from existing knowledge and theory, so that the manual is also a report of the state of the art. Starting with general considerations of site selection and structural function, various phases of design are considered free field phenomena in air and ground, material properties, failure criteria, architectural and mechanical features, radiation effects, surface openings, conversion of free-field phenomena to loads on structures, and the design and proportion of structural elements and structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE