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Nat,

ASCE, Design of Blast Resistant Buildings in Petrochemical Facilities

Regards,
Harold Sprague


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	nattamai mohanram [SMTP:nattamaim(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, April 27, 2000 10:30 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Cc:	lee.templeton(--nospam--at)parsons.com
> Subject:	Blast resistant  Structures
> 
> I need your help on the following :
> Question:
> Topic:  Considerations of structures designed to
> resist brief and rare Explosion or Impact loads
> I am looking for some guide or other document/text
> that addresses how a rare and brief explosive load
> should be treated as relates to the design of a
> strucural support providing restraint.  Specifically,
> I am designing some supports for restraining inlet and
> exhaust piping from a vessel that may experience an
> accidental ignition of it's contents.  These supports
> must restrain the loads.  However, I understand that
> due to the probability and the brief duration of the
> event,  allowable stresses may be rationalized to
> either full yield or some percentage greater than
> yield.  
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Nat
>