Accession Number:

ADA509737

Title:

State of the Art of Blast Resistant Windows in 1996

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This paper is written to serve two purposes. The first is to provide a balanced overview on the many glazing materials available for blast resistant windows. As this particular field, unlike steel or concrete design, has many commercial interests actively involved in the marketplace and proposing design procedures, it can be difficult for the user and designer to gain a clear perspective. The second purpose of this paper is to add to the open engineering literature four blast tests performed on polycarbonate during the fall of 1994.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE