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Design of underground structures to resist nuclear blasts

Joshua Levering Merritt

Design of underground structures to resist nuclear blasts

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Published in Urbana .
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    Subjects:
  • Underground construction.,
  • Building, Bombproof.,
  • Structural analysis (Engineering)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J. L. Merritt and N. M. Newmark. Final report; contract DA-49-129-eng-312.
    SeriesCivil engineering studies; structural research series no. 149-
    ContributionsNewmark, N. M. 1910-1981, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTA712 .M47
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5692741M
    LC Control Number70030713
    OCLC/WorldCa3744354

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Design of underground structures to resist nuclear blasts by Joshua Levering Merritt Download PDF EPUB FB2

Design of Underground Structures to Resist Nuclear Blast. Volume II: Final Report: Author(s): Merritt, J.L.; Newmark, N.M.

Subject(s): Explosion tests strength: Abstract: This project was undertaken with the purpose of evaluating the Design of underground structures to resist nuclear blasts book results from explosion tests involving underground structures.

ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF THE UNDERGROUND STRUCTURE TO RESIST BLAST LOADS FROM CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS C. Sashidhar Design of underground structures to resist nuclear blasts book in JNTU College of Engineering, Anantapuramu, India M. Nalini M. Tech Student in JNTU College of Engineering, Anantapuramu, India ABSTRACT Conventional weapon is a type of weapon that could be applied to the structure.

Design of Structures to Resist Nuclear Weapons Effects (ASCE MANUAL AND REPORTS ON ENGINEERING PRACTICE) Revised, Subsequent Edition by Asce Task Committee (Author).

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Basically three types of construction using reinforced concrete and steel are : J.L. Merritt and N.M. Newmark. ROCK MECHANICS APPLIED TO THE DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND INSTALLATIONS TO RESIST GROUND SHOCK FROM NUCLEAR BLASTS D.

COATES, 1. INTRODUCTION ANALYSES of some of the problems facing the designer of underground installations that are required to resist the effects of nuclear explosions are presented.

The blast-induced pressure wave in the soil surrounding an underground structure results in time-dependent loading (pressure or impulse force) of the underground structure.

The current methodology for the designing underground structures subjected to explosive loads uses concepts and provisions of other specific codes, standards, and design manuals. The Earthquake Engineering Online Archive NISEE e-Library. Identifier: Text Design criteria for nuclear reactors subjected to earthquake hazards Creator(s): Newmark, N.

Design of underground structures to resist nuclear blasts Creator(s): Merritt, Joshua L.; Newmark, N. Underground structures built in areas subject to explosive attacks must withstand the blast loading and pressure coming on to the structure. Historically, underground structures have experienced a lower rate of damage than surface structures.

information on the nuclear threat and its mitigation. The last two publications in this group^ represent the state of the art in the design of protective structures to resist nuclear blast effects. Before the early s, the nonnuclear explosion threat was treated less. and design to resist blast loads.

The analysis and design of structures subjected to blast loads require a de-tailed understanding of blast phenomena and the dynamic response of various structural elements. This paper presents a comprehensive overview of the effects of explosion on structures.

An explanation of the nature ofCited by: design structural members, sections and connections that will ensure sufficient robustness of the building to survive the effects of the computed actions. In the current technical guide, an overview of a design procedure for structures under blast loading is provided.

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Air inlet and outlet manifolds must not be subject to damage from flying debris at the blast wind speed that the shelter is. Design of Structures to Resist Nuclear Weapons Effects, ABSCE--Manuals of Engineering Practice, No. 42 Anderson, Ferd E. Et al Published by American Society of Civil Engineers, New York ().

Geotechnical Special Publication contains 12 peer-reviewed papers on the design, analysis, and construction of tunnels and underground structures. Topics include: tunneling in soft ground; urban tunneling; and tunnel management, monitoring, and repair.

radiation doses from actual nuclear bomb tests. The book creates standards to which all nuclear protection shelters should be built. The protection goal is to have not more than 25 rems to enter the shelter from all three sources based on the Radiation Design dose.

So at.5 mi from a KT. Design Parameters are presented for the design of shallow (5 to 2 ft below grade) underground shelters of rectangular shape for protection against air burst or high surface burst nuclear weapons.

Problems presented by dynamic blast loads that change rapidly with time, the design of entrances to withstand and keep out harmful blast pressures, and protection from the initial nuclear radiation.

Scenario based design of strategic underground structures is increasingly becoming important with increasing capacities of nuclear warheads.

The ground displacement caused by nuclear-air-blast is. Blast: Resistant Building: 3D Display: Temet: Hardened Structures Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive, Terrorist (CBRNet) weapons, armed assaults, W.M.D (Weapons of Mass Destruction) or any. deformations on underground structures, and not inertial forces, as in common aboveground structures.

Design of underground structures aims at ensuring that the structure can sustain those deformations without failure. All analytical expressions hereinafter refer to strains rather than stresses. Outburst of nuclear explosion produces moving air-overpressure above ground surface.

These overpressure fronts move at super-seismic speeds near ground zero and cause ground motion. Hence, determination of air-blast induced ground displacement is the first essential step in design of underground protective structures in super-seismic by: 4.

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EXPLOSIVE BLAST 4 EXPLOSIVE BLAST This chapter discusses blast effects, building damage, inju-ries, levels of protection, stand-off distance, and predicting blast effects. Specific blast design concerns and mitigation measures are discussed in Chapters 2 and 3. Explosive events have. in reports such as: “Principles and Practices for Design of Hardened Structures” [7], “Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions,” or TM [1] and “Protective Construction Design Manual” [8].

A typical design for blast loads begins with a preliminary design based on proportions required for service loads. A reliable estimate of free-field ground displacement induced by nuclear-air-blast is required for design of underground strategic structures.

A generalized pseudostatic formulation is proposed to estimate nuclear-air-blast-induced ground displacement that takes into account nonlinear stress-strain behaviour of geomaterials, stress-dependent wave propagation velocity, and stress wave : Shashank Pathak, G.

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Blast shelters deflect the blast wave from nearby explosions to prevent ear and internal injuries to people sheltering in the bunker. While frame buildings collapse from as little as 3 psi (20 kPa) of overpressure, blast shelters are regularly constructed to survive several hundred substantially decreases the likelihood that a bomb can harm the structure.

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ABSTRACT This project was undertaken with the purpose of evaluating the eA~erimental results from explosion tests involving underg~ound structures. From this evaluation a set of r. Underground nuclear weapons testing. Underground nuclear testing is the test detonation of nuclear weapons that is performed underground.

When the device being tested is buried at sufficient depth, the explosion may be contained, with no release of radioactive materials to the atmosphere. Merritt and N. Newmark, Design of under- ground structures to resist nuclear blast.

SRDe- partment of Civil Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (). Newmark and J. Haltiwanger, Air force design manual: principles and practices for design of hardened by: design of rectangular underground structures to resist nuclear weapons (thesis) Technical Report Kinder, M.B. Design Parameters are presented for the design of shallow (5 to 2 ft below grade) underground shelters of rectangular shape for protection against air burst or high surface burst nuclear.

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It is an attempt to respond to some of. A2A There are many variables to this question: the answer depends on the yield of the weapon used, the distance from the detonation and the burst mode (ground or air). Generally speaking the structures which offer the best protection are deep unde.

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