Blast Response of Concrete Walls With Stay-in-Place PVC Forms
Interim technical paper (PREPRINT)
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL
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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.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology