Blast Resistant Capacity of 12 Inch Reinforced Concrete Substantial Dividing Walls in Accordance with TM5-1300
CORPS OF ENGINEERS HUNTSVILLE AL
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Twelve-inch reinforced concrete walls have been constructed for many years within DoD munitions facilities and the commercial explosive industry to limit blast effects from accidental explosions. Such walls are a special category of Dividing Walls as defined by DoD explosive safety standards. Specific explosive limits are defined for such existing walls. However use of these walls for new operations or new construction requires performance based on rational methods of structural dynamics given in TM5-1300, Design of Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions. This paper discusses the performance of 12 inch Reinforced concrete walls and provides charts and figures which demonstrate the blast resistant capacity of such walls in several common configurations.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Ammunition and Explosives