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Blast Effects on Buildings G.C. Mays

Blast Effects on Buildings

G.C. Mays

Published January 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780727720306
Hardcover
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This guide explains the approach to the design of buildings to optimize their resistance and to provide simple techniques for maximizing the potential of a building to give protection against explosive effects. It incorporates the following keyMoreThis guide explains the approach to the design of buildings to optimize their resistance and to provide simple techniques for maximizing the potential of a building to give protection against explosive effects. It incorporates the following key features: design objectives concerning the protection of people and equipment, and the minimizing of damage to buildings- basic guidelines for enhancing the resilience of buildings to blast loading- and methods for the design of buildings and using different construction materials. It also incorporate: the nature of explosions and the mechanism of blast wave propagation in free air- the issues concerning the protection of buildings against terrorist explosives- the response of buildings, humans and equipment to blast loading- a method of analysis using a single degree of freedom approach leading to conservative design- and a summary of the implications of the foregoing for building operation.