Improved Design Procedure for Shallow-Buried Structures to Resist Airblast Loadingby Paul M. LaHoud, US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, AL, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Dynamics of Structures
Abstract: Both conventional and nuclear weapons generate airblast loads of sufficient magnitude that structure survival at acceptable cost favors below grade construction. The design of shallow-buried underground rectangular structures has evolved from simplified analytical procedures which ignore the beneficial effects of soil-structure interaction. This paper presents design procedures based on recent research which results in much more economical structures.
Subject Headings: Underground structures | Underground construction | Soil structures | Soil-structure interaction | Load and resistance factor design | Construction equipment
Services: Buy this book/Buy this article
Return to search