Explosion Resistant Buildings

  • Filename: explosion-resistant-buildings.
  • ISBN: 3540206183
  • Release Date: 2006-02-10
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: M. Y. H. Bangash
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Highlights various aspects of the analysis and design of buildings subject to impact, explosion, and fire. This reference book includes three-dimensional finite element and discrete element techniques. They are applied to buildings such as the World Trade Center Towers and the Federal Building in Oklahoma.

Design of Blast Resistant Buildings in Petrochemical Facilities

  • Filename: design-of-blast-resistant-buildings-in-petrochemical-facilities.
  • ISBN: 0784402655
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Task Committee on Blast Resistant Design
  • Publisher: ASCE Publications

This report provides general guidelines in the structural design of blast resistant petrochemical facilities. Informational coverage is provided for OSHA requirements, design objectives, siting considerations, and load determination with references mentioned for more detailed information. More detailed coverage is provided for types of construction, dynamic material strengths, allowable response criteria, analysis methods, and design procedures. Typical details and ancillary considerations, such as doors and windows, are also included. A "how to" discussion on the upgrade of existing buildings is provided for older facilities which may not meet current needs. Three example calculations are included to illustrate design procedures.

Handbook for Blast Resistant Design of Buildings

  • Filename: handbook-for-blast-resistant-design-of-buildings.
  • ISBN: 9780470170540
  • Release Date: 2010-01-26
  • Number of pages: 484
  • Author: Donald O. Dusenberry
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Unique single reference supports functional and cost-efficientdesigns of blast resistant buildings Now there's a single reference to which architects, designers,and engineers can turn for guidance on all the key elements of thedesign of blast resistant buildings that satisfy the new ASCEStandard for Blast Protection of Buildings as well as other ASCE,ACI, and AISC codes. The Handbook for Blast Resistant Design ofBuildings features contributions from some of the mostknowledgeable and experienced consultants and researchers in blastresistant design. This handbook is organized into four parts: Part 1, Design Considerations, sets forth basic principles,examining general considerations in the design process; riskanalysis and reduction; criteria for acceptable performance;materials performance under the extraordinary blast environment;and performance verification for technologies and solutionmethodologies. Part 2, Blast Phenomena and Loading, describes the explosionenvironment, loading functions needed for blast response analysis,and fragmentation and associated methods for effects analysis. Part 3, System Analysis and Design, explains the analysis anddesign considerations for structural, building envelope, componentspace, site perimeter, and building system designs. Part 4, Blast Resistant Detailing, addresses the use ofconcrete, steel, and masonry in new designs as well as retrofittingexisting structures. As the demand for blast resistant buildings continues to grow,readers can turn to the Handbook for Blast Resistant Design ofBuildings, a unique single source of information, to supportcompetent, functional, and cost-efficient designs.

Blast resistant Highway Bridges

  • Filename: blast-resistant-highway-bridges.
  • ISBN: 9780309118194
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 142
  • Author: Eric B. Williamson
  • Publisher: Transportation Research Board

Explores code-ready language containing general design guidance and a simplified design procedure for blast-resistant reinforced concrete bridge columns. The report also examines the results of experimental blast tests and analytical research on reinforced concrete bridge columns designed to investigate the effectiveness of a variety of different design techniques.

Equipment Support Systems in Blast Resistant Structures

  • Filename: equipment-support-systems-in-blast-resistant-structures.
  • ISBN: OCLC:228021215
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Number of pages: 17
  • Author:
  • Publisher:

One of the often overlooked elements in the design of a structure to resist the effects of an accidental detonation of high explosives is the mounting and support of the wide range mechanical and electrical equipment installed in the facility. This paper addresses the techniques that should be considered in the mounting of mechanical and electrical equipment and, in particular, will address specific designs which have been utilized in buildings with multiple bays where a detonation in one bay could effect an adjacent bay. In such a facility, the detonation of a high explosive material in one bay could cause injury to personnel and loss of the use of the adjacent bay in spite of the fact that the structure is designed to protect personnel and equipment in those adjacent bays.

Modern Protective Structures

  • Filename: modern-protective-structures.
  • ISBN: 1420015427
  • Release Date: 2008-02-01
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Theodor Krauthammer
  • Publisher: CRC Press

In today's world, reasonably predictable military operations have been replaced by low intensity conflicts-less predictable terrorist activities carried out by determined individuals or small groups that possess a wide range of backgrounds and capabilities. Because of the threats posed by this evolving type of warfare, civil engineers and emergency personnel face new challenges in designing facilities to protect lives and property and in conducting effective rescue operations and forensic investigations. Addressing these needs, Modern Protective Structures develops realistic guidelines for the analysis, design, assessment, retrofit, and research of protected facilities. After introducing a comprehensive risk management approach, the author provides a general background on explosive devices and their capabilities as well as explosive effects and the processes that generate them. He then discusses the effects of conventional and nuclear explosions. The book subsequently considers the significant design differences between conventional and nuclear loads and between existing design procedures and state-of-the-art information from recent research. It also summarizes existing blast-resistant design approaches and describes the dynamic responses of structural systems to blasts, shocks, and impacts. Additional coverage includes the behavior of specific structural connections, the traditional concept of P-I diagrams, and progressive collapse. The book concludes with a systematic and balanced protective design approach. Tackling the analytical, design, assessment, and hazard mitigation issues associated with short-duration dynamic loads, this book examines how impulsive loads affect various types of buildings and facilities. It provides the necessary material to help ensure the safety of persons, assets, and projects.

Guidelines for Evaluating Process Plant Buildings for External Explosions and Fires

  • Filename: guidelines-for-evaluating-process-plant-buildings-for-external-explosions-and-fires.
  • ISBN: 9780470937921
  • Release Date: 2010-09-09
  • Number of pages: 189
  • Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Dedicated to the Memory and Spirit of Donald F. Othmer Though there are many industry practices for building design and siting, they do not always apply to all sectors of the industry, or ensure consistent levels of safety. This practical book, written by the same author as API Recommended Practice 752, provides the details to implement the recommended practice, "Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Buildings." Its contents include safety guidelines on fire and explosion risks to process plant buildings as a result of events external to the building, which can apply across the spectrum of industries, and to conditions at any site. The book also offers guidance on assessing, screening, and managing risks associated with building design and siting. Two appendices give extensive coverage of explosion and fire phenomena, and effects and principles of blast-resistant design.


  • Filename: masonry.
  • ISBN: 0803114532
  • Release Date: 1990-01-01
  • Number of pages: 433
  • Author: John H. Matthys
  • Publisher: ASTM International

Protecting Buildings from Bomb Damage

  • Filename: protecting-buildings-from-bomb-damage.
  • ISBN: 9780309053754
  • Release Date: 1995-10-26
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Committee on Feasibility of Applying Blast-Mitigating Technologies and Design Methodologies from Military Facilities to Civilian Buildings
  • Publisher: National Academies Press

This book provides a brief overview of worldwide terrorist activity and reviews technologies and methods for designing blast resistant buildings. These techniques, primarily developed by the military, have applicability and relevance to the design of civilian structures. The volume recommends that a program of applied research and technology transfer be undertaken to hasten the availability and utility of these techniques to the civilian building community.

Blast Mitigation for Structures

  • Filename: blast-mitigation-for-structures.
  • ISBN: 9780309070485
  • Release Date: 2000-05-10
  • Number of pages: 86
  • Author: Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment
  • Publisher: National Academies Press

The Blast Mitigation for Structures Program (BMSP) is a research and development activity conducted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to improve the performance of buildings that are targets of terrorist attack. The primary goal of the BMSP is to reduce loss of life and injuries to the occupants of these buildings through the development of innovative techniques for new structures and retrofitting existing facilities. The committee's findings and recommendations are contained in this initial assessment report.

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