Optimum Dynamic Design of Nonlinear Plates under Blast Loading
Technical note Oct 1977-Feb 1978
CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA
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A computer program was developed to determine the approximate nonlinear dynamic response of plates subjected to blast pressure loading. Given the explosive parameters and geometry of the plate, the program computes the blast environment and the structural resistance, mass, and stiffness of the plate and solves for the dynamic response. The program contains optimization subroutines that provide for automatic optimum design of least-cost plates. The program will assist engineers in the design and analysis of blast doors that are intended to contain the effects of accidental explosions. The report gives a users guide and sample problems with data input and program output.
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