Desktop Computers and Explosive Safety,
PACIFIC AIRFIELD TECHNOLOGY CO VENTURA CA
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The program is written to follow the Department of Defense Triservice Manual TM5-1300 Design of Structures To Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions. The procedures used in the program are automated forms of the hand calculations performed in the manual and as such are no better or no worse. The methodology computes the approximate structural properties of a reinforced concrete slab and treats it as an equivalent single degree of freedom system solving for the dynamic response. This is a major simplification however experience has shown it to produce results which are adequate considering the errors in determining the loads. The results tend to be on the conservative side in favor of safe construction. This procedure is intended to give professional engineers a first cut in the design of complex slabs subject to dynamic blast loads.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Safety Engineering
- Computer Programming and Software
- Ammunition and Explosives