Design of Structures to Resist Nuclear Weapons Effects

Task Committee on Updating Manual 42 of the Committee on Dynamic Effects of the Structural Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-439-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-439-0 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 321

Manual of Practice No.: 42

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


This manual provides guidance to engineers engaged in designing facilities intended to resist nuclear weapons effects. Although emphasis is placed on blast-resistant design, other effects are treated in some detail. Specific topics addressed include: airblast, cratering, and ground motion; facility requirements; blast and shock loading on structures; behavior of structural elements; choice of structural systems and design procedures; dynamic analysis; facility interface elements and shock isolation systems; design adequacy under other weapons effects; and slanting, evaluation and upgrading of existing structures for nuclear effects shelter.

Subject Headings: Structural behavior | Structural analysis | Building design | Structural systems | Structural design | Blasting effects | Ground motion | Dynamic loads


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