Probabilistic Air Blast Failure Criteria for Urban Structures
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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The report is one of a series covering research of a continuing nature in the evaluation of the air blast resistance of existing structures under sponsorship of the Office of Civil Defense, Department of the Army. The objective of the work was to apply probabilistic techniques to estimates of air blast failure criteria for a cross section of urban building types and their components, such buildings and components possessing a wide variability among types and within types. The problem to be solved is one of describing the strength variability and the form of its distribution function for the various building types and their components in the light of almost complete absence of experimental evidence, particularly exposure to high yield weapons.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology