Accession Number:

AD0611258

Title:

RESPONSE OF PROTECTIVE VAULTS TO BLAST LOADING,

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Corporate Author:

AMMANN AND WHITNEY NEW YORK

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

A reinforced-concrete steel-plate-lined vault and steel vault door were exposed to a nuclear detonation shot Priscilla, about 37 kt, balloon suspended, at 700 ft at the predicted 75-psi peak incident pressure level 1150 ft from Ground Zero. The vault was designed by the ultimatestrength theory to utilize the additional strain energy available in the elastoplastic and plastic ranges. Flexural and thrust capacities were determined, and shear capacity was computed. It was established that above-ground structures can be designed and constructed to survive the pressure levels experienced by this structure. The vault and door provided adequate blast and thermal protection for normal usage, and the structure was adequate to resist overturning and excessive sliding under conditions of the test. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE