Post-Test Analysis of Brunswick MOD Shelter Tested in DICE THROW.
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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A post-test examination and structural failure analysis of the Brunswick MOD shelter exposed to a 6.5 psi incident overpressure in the 1976 DICE THROW high explosive HE field test is presented. The shelter is of modular construction incorporating WR II-38-3.8 kraft paper honeycomb for the wall-panel core material. Shock-mounted equipment racks were located near the roadside and curbside walls. The design of the shelter was intended to withstand the blast loads and has some features that have been proposed for the GLCM communciations shelter. A detailed examination of the MOD shelter and of wall-panel sections was made. The overall condition of the shelter and the structural failure modes of the panels are described, and some recommendations for GLCM application are given. Author
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology