Accession Number:

AD0617174

Title:

EFFECT OF POSITIVE PHASE LENGTH OF BLAST ON DRAG AND SEMIDRAG INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS, PART I,

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Report Date:

1958-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this project were two fold. First, it was intended to obtain experimental evidence in support of the theoretical concept that the peak intensity of overpressure necessary to produce a given deflection of a drag or semidrag structure decreases as the duration of the positive phase of the blast wave increases. The second objective was the evaluation of present methods of predicting the response of drag and semidrag structures under relatively low intensity blast pressures and the utilization of the results of this project to refine and improve these methods.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE