Assessments of House Damage from Event Dial Pack and 100 Ton AN/FO Test
URS RESEARCH CO SAN MATEO CA
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The report summarizes the damage sustained by a two-story wood-frame house exposed to a peak incident overpressure of about 1.6 psi from the explosion of a hemispherical charge of Ammonium NitrateFuel Oil ANFO weighing 100 tons, and - after being moved and repaired - to a peak incident overpressure of about 2.7 psi from the explosion of a 500-ton spherical charge of TNT tangent to the ground surface Event Dial Pack. A moderate amount of damage including considerable roof rafter damage was noted after the ANFO test considerably more damage including breakage of all roof rafters was noted after the Dial Pack test.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology