Comparison of Blast and Earthquake Effects on Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures

by Eve E. Hinman, P.E., Senior Engineer; Failure Analysis, Inc., CA,
David J. Hammond, Consultant,

Part of: Lessons from the Oklahoma City Bombing: Defensive Design Techniques

Abstract: This chapter compares the damage done by an explosive blast and an earthquake.

Subject Headings: Blasting effects | Earthquakes | Reinforced concrete | Structure reinforcement | Concrete frames | Damage (structural) | Explosions | Comparative studies


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