397893 Alternative Screening Level Models for the Siting of Structures Subject to Potential Blast Hazards

Tuesday, April 28, 2015: 2:00 PM
19AB (Austin Convention Center)
Raymond H. Bennett and Michael A. Polcyn, Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc., San Antonio, TX

The various approaches for performing building screening to potential blast hazards as outlined in API RP 752 are presented and the advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed.  The approaches range from a simplistic approach of just relating damage to peak overpressure for a wide variety of building types, through discrete and continuous state damage models for specific building types, and finally detailed analysis of a building using Single-Degree-of-Freedom models.   In addition to discussing the technical merits of each approach, the usefulness of each approach and the interpretation of the results for the end user are discussed.

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