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RE: How to design concrete wall to resist blast pressure

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You figure out the strength the same way  - the loads are the information that is hard to get and these depend on the threat, standoff distance and level of protection.
I don't think the military wants this kind of information floating around because they don't want the terrorists knowing how our force protection is designed. 

If you are doing a design for a government agency, I would request that they provide you with the design criteria required.

From: Sunil Gupta [mailto:sunil(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 7:58 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: How to design concrete wall to resist blast pressure

We have to design a cantilevered reinforced concrete wall to resist blast loading.  The wall is essentially a screen between a building and the source of blast.  Are there design criteria (i) to estimate the blast pressures on the wall and (ii) to design the wall for the blast load? 
Sunil Gupta, SE