Accession Number:

ADA214859

Title:

Blast and Penetration Resistant Tactical Shelters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 78-31 May 79

Corporate Author:

CINCINNATI UNIV OH DEPT OF ENGINEERINGSCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The objective of the research was to investigate the Air Forces tactical shelter designs and determine the extent to which blast and penetration resistance could be incorporated into the design. This was to be done within existing weight, cost and other constraints specified in the relevant Military Specifications. We deal here with the standard 8x8x13 ft. rectangular parallel piped, although the work here is applicable to the 8x8x20 ft. shelter. This shelter must be capable of efficient transport by plane, ship, helicopter, rail, or truck without damage to the structure. The shelter should be capable of withstanding a 7.25 psi overpressure peak pressure.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE