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Title: 370R-14: Report for the Design of Concrete Structures for Blast Effects
Author(s): ACI Committee 370
Publication: Technical Documents
Appears on pages(s): 72
Keywords: blast; blast analysis; blast-resistant buildings; blast-resistant design; ductility; dynamics; explosions; retrofit for blast; shock; overpressure.
Abstract:This report addresses the design of structures to resist blast effects due to explosions. It describes the state of the practice for the guidance of structural engineers charged with the design of civil facilities that may be subjected to blast loads. This report addresses the steps commonly followed in this practice, including determination of the threat, calculation of structural loads, behavior of structural systems, design of structural elements, design of security windows, design of security doors, and design of utility openings. These steps can applied to the design of new structures or to the retrofitting of existing structures.