Design Criteria and Preliminary Acceptance Test Specifications for Blast Resistant Windows
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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Preliminary design criteria for blast resistant windows exposed to blast overpressures up to 25 psi are recommended. Design procedures and design curves for fully tempered glass are presented and parametized according to glass thickness, glass dimensions, glass aspect ratio, peak blast overpressures, and effective blast duration. Curves for annealed glass are also presented for the purpose of analyzing the safety of existing structures. Design criteria for frames and a test certification procedure are also discussed. Additionally, design examples are presented.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology