In today's world, reasonably predictable military operations have been replaced by low intensity conflicts-less predictable terrorist activities carried out by determined individuals or small groups that possess a wide range of backgrounds and capabilities. Because of the threats posed by this evolving type of warfare, civil engineers and emergency
Introduction. Explosive Devices and Explosions. Conventional and Nuclear Environments. Conventional and Nuclear Loads on Structures. Behaviors of Structural Elements. Dynamic Response and Analysis. Connections, Opening, Interfaces, and Internal Shock. Pressure-Impulse Diagrams and Their Applications. Progressive Collapse. A Comprehensive Protective Design Approach. References. Index.