Blast Protection of Buildings (ASCE/SEI 59-11) by American Society of Civil Engineers

By American Society of Civil Engineers

Blast security of constructions presents minimal requisites for making plans, layout, development, and review of recent and present structures topic to the consequences of unintended or malicious explosions. the normal contains rules for constructing acceptable risk parameters, degrees of safeguard, loadings, research methodologies, fabrics, detailing, and try out approaches. It offers a finished presentation of present perform within the research and layout of constructions for blast resistance. Commentaries at the necessities also are integrated. the traditional vitamins latest development codes, criteria, and legislation, yet isn't really meant to interchange them.

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3. 4. 6, respectively. 3 Analytical Methods. 2. 5. 2. 4 Balanced Design. Balanced design entails an established hierarchy of component strength, where connections are designed for the maximum strength of the connecting components and elements supporting other elements are designed for the maximum strength of the supported elements. The exterior envelope shall incorporate a balanced design for all elements when the hazard-based approach is adopted or as required by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

1 Scope. When deemed appropriate by the procedures specified in Chapter 2, the blast loads shall be determined as specified herein. 2 Permitted Procedures. 4. 1 Scope. The circumstances under which the blast loads determined in accordance with this section shall be applied to a structure are as follows: 1. The blast occurs on or near the ground surface external to the structure. 2. The blast loading is not significantly affected by surrounding structures or terrain. 3. 2. 4. The scaled distance from the blast to the structure is within the scaled ranges of Figs.

If the entire structure containing a safe haven is designed to resist progressive collapse, it shall be permissible to use the walls of the safe haven as part of the load-resisting system for the building. If the rest of the structure is susceptible to progressive collapse, the safe haven shall not be structurally tied to the remaining structure unless it can be demonstrated that a partial collapse of some part of the structure will not lead to collapse of the safe haven. 5 Accessibility to Egress.

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