Dealing with blast loading on brickwork
Haynes, BJ and Beg, MF 2007, 'Dealing with blast loading on brickwork' , The Structural Engineer, 85 (19) , pp. 35-42.
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Much effort is being deployed in maintaining electricity generation from the UK's fleet of nuclear power stations with safety being a prime consideration. Up-to-date safety standards demand resistance to hazards which normally include seismic and blast loading, yet many stations were built before such considerations became mandatory. To extend the generating life of older nuclear power stations, a demonstration of conformity to modern safety standards is now required. This paper will discuss the structural problems associated with assessing and strengthening masonry panels subjected to blast loadings as generated by a postulated accident of hot gas release from fracture of a reactor pressure vessels cooling circuit. The paper will provide background on masonry strength and assessment techniques, including the use of dynamic amplification which permits static design principles to be used under dynamic loading conditions. An account of the strengthening options and the problems associated with their implementation will be presented.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials|
Built and Human Environment
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Structural Engineer|
|Publisher:||The Institution of Structural Engineers|
|Depositing User:||BJ Haynes|
|Date Deposited:||08 Oct 2010 11:29|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 11:59|
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