ACTIVE SYSTEMS FOR BLAST-RESISTANT STRUCTURES
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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A conceptual study was undertaken to develop systems which could be activated in emergencies to provide additional resistance to nuclear blast loadings. Participants in this study included engineering consultants, teachers, and researchers. The concepts with the greatest potential were found to be those utilizing internal pressurization or movable structural elements. However, slanting for blast will usually be a more effective approach than active systems in the design of blast-resistant structures.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology