Effects of Explosion on Adjacent Bay Blowout Walls,
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
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For a particular processing bay configuration, it has been shown that adjacent bay blowout walls are at risk for catastrophic inward failure. An axisymmetric computer model of the fluid flow associated with an explosion proved useful in this configuration for determination of loads on adjacent blowout walls. Existing blowout walls found to be vulnerable can be easily braced. Designers of blowout walls for new explosions processiong facilities must consider the possiblity of inward failure.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology