Accession Number:

AD0683331

Title:

ACTIVE SYSTEMS FOR BLAST-RESISTANT STRUCTURES

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE