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Handbook for Blast Resistant Design for Buildings
edited by Donald G. Dusenberry

Unique single reference supports functional and cost-efficient designs of blast resistant buildings!

Now there's a single reference to which architects, designers, and engineers can turn for guidance on all the key elements of the design of blast resistant buildings that satisfy the new ASCE Standard for Blast Protection of Buildings as well as other ASCE, ACI, and AISC codes.

The Handbook for Blast Resistant Design of Buildings features contributions from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced consultants and researchers in blast resistant design.

This handbook is organized into four parts:

  • Part 1, Design Considerations, sets forth basic principles, examining general considerations in the design process; risk analysis and reduction; criteria for acceptable performance; materials performance under the extraordinary blast environment; and performance verification for technologies and solution methodologies.
  • Part 2, Blast Phenomena and Loading, describes the explosion environment, loading functions needed for blast response analysis, and fragmentation and associated methods for effects analysis.
  • Part 3, System Analysis and Design, explains the analysis and design considerations for structural, building envelope, component space, site perimeter, and building system designs.
  • Part 4, Blast Resistant Detailing, addresses the use of concrete, steel, and masonry in new designs as well as retrofitting existing structures.

As the demand for blast resistant buildings continues to grow, professionals can turn to the Handbook for Blast Resistant Design of Buildings, a unique single source of information, to support competent, functional, and cost-efficient designs.


Part I: Design Considerations

  1. General considerations for blast-resistant design
  2. Design considerations
  3. Performance criteria for blast-resistant structural components
  4. Materials performance
  5. Performance verification

Part II: Blast Phenomena and Loadings

  1. Blast phenomena
  2. Blast loading
  3. Fragmentation

Part III: System Analysis and Design

  1. Structural systems design
  2. Building envelope and glazing
  3. Protection of spaces
  4. Defended perimeter
  5. Blast-resistant design of building systems

Part IV: Blast-Resistant Detailing

  1. Blast-resistant design concepts and member detailing
  2. Blast-resistant design concepts and member detailing: steel
  3. Blast-resistant design concepts and member detailing: masonry
  4. Retrofit of structural components and systems


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Handbook for Blast Resistant Design for Buildings
edited by Donald G. Dusenberry
2010 484 pages $149.00 + shipping
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