WIT Press

Behavior Of Composite And Multiple Barriers Under Turbine Missile Impacts

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940321

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

767 kb

Author(s)

A.M. Amde, A. Mirmiran & T.A. Waited

Abstract

Behavior of composite and multiple barriers under turbine missile impacts A.M. Amde," A. Mirmiran^ & T.A. Waited ^Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mon/faW, Co/fe^e Por&, MD ^07^, (7^ ^Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, McDonald Douglas Corp., St. Louis, Missouri, ABSTRACT The impact of turbine missiles on barriers in nuclear power plants could cause severe damages and endanger public safety. This paper evaluates the available models and empirical methods that predict the extent of damages of turbine missile impact on composite and multiple barriers. A method of analysis is used in which the missile' s residual velocity after perforating each layer becomes the impact velocity for the next layer. Recommendations are made as to the most accurate models for barriers made of concrete and steel layers. INTRODUCTION Turbine missiles are irregularly shaped fragments that result from the failure or fracture of ste

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