Precast Concrete Offers Protection Against Atomic Blast

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Title: Precast Concrete Offers Protection Against Atomic Blast

Author(s): Arsham Amirikian

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 47

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 497-516

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 3/1/1951

Abstract:
Precast concrete is an excellent means for providing protection against atomic blast. The technique is suitable for new construction and is adaptable to existing structures by providing them with a protective shell. Readily-assembled framing elemts can be prefabricated as regional plants and stored or stockpiled at various points for immediate use in an emergency. For design purposes, in this paper, shelters are divided into three groups in relation to their proximity to a probable target. Suggested aggrangements and main details of assembly of a number of types of precast framing suitable for each group are presented. A general discussion of the protection problem, the needed weapons data and design criteria are also given.