At 08:30 AM 27/04/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>I need your help on the following :
>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
Blast Resistant Design is an interesting field, the following references
could be useful:
1.- Impact and Explosion, Analysis and Design by M.Y.H Bangash, CRC Press.
2.- Blast Resistant Structures, Design Manual 2.08, Naval Facilities
3.- Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions, NAVFAC P-397.
4.- DAHS CWE manual: Design and Analysis of Hardened Structures, by U.S.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Adolfo Galvez, SE, MSc.
Lima - PERU