Accession Number:

ADA055601

Title:

Optimum Dynamic Design of Nonlinear Plates under Blast Loading

Descriptive Note:

Technical note Oct 1977-Feb 1978

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE