Accession Number:

AD0757791

Title:

House Damage Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept. (Final)

Corporate Author:

URS RESEARCH CO SAN MATEO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

176.0

Abstract:

During the past 21 years, a series of tests has been conducted in which a variety of residential dwellings were exposed to the air blast from high explosives and nuclear events. These tests were sponsored by several different agencies, including the Defense Nuclear Agency, the Atomic Energy Commission, the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board, and the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency. The purpose of the project was to review the reports and data from these tests and summarize the available house damage data, and to develop means by which the house damage could be evaluated. House damage is reported by the type of house, the test location, the charge type and size, the peak overpressure, and ground range. A summary of the data and means for evaluating the damage both objectively and subjectively are presented. To supplement the house test data, additional static test data, and data for wall panel tests conducted in the URS Shock Tunnel for the Defense Civil Protection Agency are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE