WIT Press

Practical Methods For Increasing The Blast Resistance Of Existing Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940041

Volume

8

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

500 kb

Author(s)

R. Eytan

Abstract

Practical methods for increasing the blast resistance of existing buildings R. Eytan Eytan Building Design Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel ABSTRACT This paper includes the description of the recent Israeli R&D efforts (1991-1993) in researching, developing, testing and building practical strengthening measures for existing buildings, to increase their resistance against explosive effects. The strengthening measures refer to all types of building elements, sensitive to blast loadings, such as windows, doors, light roofs and weak ceilings, as constructed in normal unhardened buildings. The strengthening measures comprise additional means for improving the blast resistance of existing elements, as well as new blast-resistant elements, replacing the existing ones. The strengthening measures cost-effectiveness as well as their implementation are also discussed, in the frame of t

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