DESCRIPTION AND UTILIZATION OF A VERSATILE SLAB-SUPPORT TEST FACILITY. REPORT NO. 7. ESTABLISHMENT OF SAFETY DESIGN CRITERIA FOR USE IN ENGINEERING OF EXPLOSIVE FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS.
AMMANN AND WHITNEY NEW YORK
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The report presents a detailed description and utilization of a multipurpose slab-support structure constructed in 1965 at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station NOTS, China Lake, California. Basically, the structure comprises three reinforced concrete blocks 8x8x9 feet, aligned longitudinally and separated by two blast relief spaces. Slabs can be tested either vertically or horizontally. Charges weighing up to 100 lbs. can be used in vertical testing and up to more than 500 lbs. in horizontal testing. Total weight of the structure is 170 tons. Instrumentation facilities include pressure gage mounts, deflection gage appurtenances, impulse gage plates, strain gage connections and embedded conduits for connecting other instruments. Provision also is made for high speed camera measurements of slab failure and fragment velocity measurement. Numerous illustrations of the use of the structure are included in the report. Author
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods