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RE: Blast Resistant Design

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Dileep Kulkarni
There is a Blast-resistant structures listservice at: and a
discussion Bulletin Board Forum located at:

There are others with interest in Blast resistant design that may help
you. I recommend the Listservice as the discussion Bulletin Board forum
is not very active at this time.

Dennis S. Wish, PE

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 10:19 AM
To: SEAOC Newsletter
Subject: Re: Blast Resistant Design

>I am designing a steel structure mounted on a ship.
Don't take offense, but if you're thinking design of shipboard
is like building design, you're in for a couple of surprises. Ship hulls

and decks are plate structures and fairly soft, and vibration is always
big concern. Things also get tossed around a bit so lateral
are also a consideration. 

Blast loading comprises a momentary overpressure, maybe 2-3 psi which 
resembles gust loading. Presumably you're doing this for a naval ship,
you might want to check Navy requirements for the loading, since some of

the requirements involve high laterial accelerations. If you are doing 
this for a military project, you might want to be aware that
it worldwide on the Internet may make your supervision or client

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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