1st Edition

Blast and Ballistic Loading of Structures

ISBN 9780367866877
Published December 12, 2019 by CRC Press
336 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

This book brings together, in a concise format, the key elements of the loads produced from explosive sources, and how they interact with structures. Explosive sources include gas, high explosives, dust and nuclear materials.
It presents quantitative information and design methods in a useable form without recourse to extensive mathematical analysis. The authors, Peter Smith and John Hetherington, are staff members at the Royal Military College of Science in Shrivenham and have been instrumental in establishing an active team studying the response of structures to blast and ballistic loading.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Introduction to explosives; Blast waves and blast loading; Internal blast loading; Underwater explosions; Stress waves; Groundshock; Structural response: Principles; Structural response: Pressure-impulse diagrams; Structural response: Equivalent systems; Structural response: Incremental solution of equation of motion; Protection against ballistic attack; Buried structures; Protective design; Worked examples.

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P. D. Smith is Senior Lecturer at Civil Engineering Group, Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science.

J. G. Hetherington is Head of Design Group, Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science.