Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETY BOARD ALEXANDRIA VA
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Revision 1 is a significant change to this tri-Service manual. It supersedes Change 1 of 17 March 1971 and provides design criteria for a wide assortment of construction materials. Blast resistant capacities of selected, pre- engineered facilities and suppressive shields are now formally recognized. Significant changes are made in design criteria for stirrups. Single leg stirrups with 135 degree bends are permitted for rotations up to eight degrees for Category 2 protection. Membrane stresses are recognized for the reserve strength they provide as dynamic rotations increase. Capacities and design procedures for blast resistant windows are addressed. Many individuals contributed to this manual and all such contributions are appreciated. Contributions from Mr. Norval Dobbs, Dr. Wilfred Baker and Dr. Thomas Zaker are particularly worthy of note. Design procedures in this manual are recognized by DOD 6055.9-STD, Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards and are intended for use in the design and analysis of protective constructions intended to control the effects of accidental explosions. The design procedures provide a basis for quantitative protection against propagation of explosions, damage to facilities, and lose of life. Nevertheless, in a work of this magnitude it is expected that there may be points which require further verification or modification as a result of future tests and experience.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives