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0.5MV^2=0.5KX^2


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 1998 7:45 PM
To: SEAOC Newsletter
Subject: RE: Falling Debris Impact Load


>This can be a complex problem.  A basic approach is given in "Design of
>Welded Structures" by Omer Blodgett, Lincoln Arc Welding, Section 2.8
There are a couple of very good examples of exactly this in a book called 
'Structural Dynamics for the Practising Engineer' by an Aussie whose 
first two initials are H. M. I cannot remember his last name to save my 
soul...

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