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Explosion-Resistant Buildings: Design, Analysis, and Case Studies

Explosion-Resistant Buildings Design, Analysis, and Case Studies
Many nations have become victims of terrorism. Bombs have exploded in and around buildings and other structures. Such events have generated cons- erable concern over the ability of countries and governments to protect – stallations and their occupants against a potential threat of terrorism. Many countries have established defence agencies and research councils who are currently examining the structural integrity of existing buildings and other vital installations. In some countries codi?ed methods have been developed together with the design methodologies and construction techniques to try to protect old installations against vehicle bomb e?ects in particular. The purpose of this book is to give an exhaustive study of buildings structures resistingexplosion with and withoutexternal/internalimpactand ?recaused by such e?ects. A number of case studies with damage scenarios are included. The book is divided into various chapters. Chapter 1 gives a review of bomb-a?ected buildings. Case studies incl- ingAlfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma and World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers in New York have been given a wide coverage. Notable explosionsintheworldwithrelevantdataaretabulated. Afterthesethed- age scenario of the Pentagon building is fully described. This chapter now resorts to the availability of data on major explosive elements, their ingre- ents and material properties.
Table of Contant
  • Explosion and Buildings
  • A Review of Affected Buildings and General Criteria, Data, and Management
  • Blast and Explosive Loadings on Buildings
  • Fire and Buildings With and Without Explosion/Impact
  • Structural Response to Blast Loadings
  • Methods of Analysis.- Blast Response Resistance
  • Design of Structural Elements
  • Contact or Gap Elements for Blast
  • Fire Structural Interaction
  • Aircraft and Missile Impact
  • Data and Analysis
  • Aircraft Hot Fuel-Structure Interaction During Impact Condition
  • Flying Debris
  • Elastic Scattering Approach.- Building Global Analysis for Damage Scenario
Explosion-Resistant Buildings: Design, Analysis, and Case Studies


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