PARAMETRIC STUDY OF SHELTER SYSTEM COSTS.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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Current research data on blast shelters are reviewed in the five areas of structure, earthwork, entranceways, environmental control systems, and supplies. The results of these reviews, presenting cost and performance data in graphs and tables, are incorporated into cost functions developed to evaluate preliminary design concepts for a variety of blast shelter sizes, shapes, space utilization concepts, and hardness ratings. Preferred shelter configurations are selected using criteria of costs per unit floor area and per occupant. Questionable cost assumptions and performance specifications are identified as areas for further research. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Civil Defense