WIT Press


A Procedure For The Assessment Of Steel Structures Subject To Impact Or Impulsive Loading

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940181

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

768 kb

Author(s)

P.J. Holt

Abstract

A procedure for the assessment of steel structures subject to impact or impulsive loading P.J. Holt Engineering Division, Nuclear Electric pic., Berkley Technology Centre, Berkley, ABSTRACT Conventional design codes are not suitable for the assessment of the effects of accidental extreme loading on structures. This paper briefly presents a more appropriate procedure which has been written to address specifically such problems. INTRODUCTION In many industrial applications, safety considerations may make it necessary to assess the response of a structure to postulated accidental extreme loading. Such loading may come about due to impact, blast or fluid jet impingement etc., and is usually of high intensity but short duration. The intention of the assessment is to demonstrate that some unacceptable consequent failure will not occur, though permanent damage to the structure may well be acceptable. Since most industrial structures are capable of absorbing a considerable amou

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