Design of Structures to Resist Nuclear Weapons Effects

Committee on Structural Dynamics of the Engineering Mechanics Division through its Manual Subcommittee, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
1961, Soft Cover, Pg. 162

Manual of Practice No.: 42

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


This manual, Design of Structures to Resist Nuclear Weapons Effects, was written for the use of the engineering profession in the design of structures which are intended to be resistant, in some degree, to all of the effects associated with the detonation of a nuclear weapon. It covers a wide range of topics, including effects of nuclear weapon detonation, shelter requirements, nuclear radiation shielding, conventionalized blast and shock loadings on structures, choice of structural system and details, dynamic strengthening of materials, elasto-plastic behavior of structural elements, dynamic analysis, design procedures, and shock and shock mounting supplement.

Subject Headings: Dynamic loads | Dynamic structural analysis | Structural design | Weapons | Engineering profession | Strength of materials | Engineering education | Protective structures


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