This book provides a brief overview of worldwide terrorist activity and reviews technologies and methods for designing blast resistant buildings. These techniques, primarily developed by the military, have applicability and relevance to the design of civilian structures. The volume recommends that a program of applied research and technology transfer be undertaken to hasten the availability and utility of these techniques to the civilian building community.
Table of Contents
|2 Terrorism: Its Motives, Methods, and Immediate Results||7-25|
|3 Review of Existing Knowledge for Blast-Effects Mitigation and Protective Design Technologies||26-48|
|4 Blast-Effects Mitigation Potential for Commercial Buildings||49-70|
|5 Findings and Recommendations||71-80|
|Appendix A: Financial Performance of a Commercial Office Building||81-86|
|Appendix B: Computer Code Abstracts Provided by Code Developers||87-96|
|Appendix C: Committee Briefings||97-98|
|Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||99-102|
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