PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE TESTING OF RELOCATABLE TROOP BARRACKS
Technical Report,01 Oct 2016,01 Jan 2017
Jacobs Technology Fort Walton Beach United States
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The U.S. Air Force, U.S. sister services, coalition partners, and agencies face an on-going elevated threat level from attacks, whether by force or explosion, from both foreign and domestic enemies. As the US establishes and maintains airbases to provide support around the globe, we are challenged to protect our planes, our equipment - and above all else - the lives of our personnel. The attacks may include rockets and mortars, which may lead to damaged facilities that employ relocatable construction techniques. This test program aimed to assist in managing some risk factors for CONEX-based relocatable structures. Specifically, this program focused on progressive collapse of CONEX-based relocatable structures as a result of an attack using an explosive weapon. Analysis of a typical relocatable barracks is briefly discussed followed by a review of column removal testing finally results are presented from a 155-mm artillery shell detonation against the barracks. Ultimately, the reader should realize as a result of this work that progressive collapse of CONEX-based relocatable barracks as described in Unified Facilities Criteria is not a concern when constructed per the method presented in this paper.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology