Accession Number:

ADA456098

Title:

Blast Response of Concrete Walls With Stay-in-Place PVC Forms

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical paper (PREPRINT)

Corporate Author:

APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL

Report Date:

2006-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Wall fragments are responsible for a significant percentage of injuries and fatalities on building occupants during a terrorist attack. The success of polymer research pioneered at Tyndall Air Force Research Lab has lead to research into stay-in-place polymer polyvinyl chloride-PVC forms for concrete walls. Research targeting composite behavior of concrete and PVC under blast loads in the focus of this research paper. Laboratory and full-scale explosive test results are summarized to support resistance function calculations for non-reinforced concrete walls with stay-in-place PVC forms.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Explosions
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE