Title: Performance and Design of Special Purpose Blast Resistant Structures
Author(s): Robert A. Williamson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 1171-1190
The structures housing scientific equipment used in nuclear tests in the South Pacific are discussed from the standpoint of service experience and structural design approach. Two structures, one sited below ground, and the other above ground, are described, and damage history is briefly discussed. The general procedure currently used in the design of these structures is presented and illustrated with a numerical example.