Rationale for wind-borne missile criteria for DOE facilities

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High winds tend to pick up and transport various objects and debris, which are referred to as wind-borne missiles or tornado missiles, depending on the type of storm. Missiles cause damage by perforating the building envelope or by collapsing structural elements such as walls, columns or frames. The primary objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to provide a basis for wind-borne or tornado missile criteria for the design and evaluation of DOE facilities, and (2) to provide guidelines for the design and evaluation of impact-resistant missile barriers for DOE facilities The first objective is accomplished through a synthesis ... continued below

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McDonald, J R & Murray, R September 1, 1999.

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High winds tend to pick up and transport various objects and debris, which are referred to as wind-borne missiles or tornado missiles, depending on the type of storm. Missiles cause damage by perforating the building envelope or by collapsing structural elements such as walls, columns or frames. The primary objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to provide a basis for wind-borne or tornado missile criteria for the design and evaluation of DOE facilities, and (2) to provide guidelines for the design and evaluation of impact-resistant missile barriers for DOE facilities The first objective is accomplished through a synthesis of information from windstorm damage documentation experience and computer simulation of missile trajectories. The second objective is accomplished by reviewing the literature, which describes various missile impact tests, and by conducting a series of impact tests at a Texas Tech University facility to fill in missing information.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-CR-135687
  • Report No.: DP0514030
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/12728 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 12728
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622163

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McDonald, J R & Murray, R. Rationale for wind-borne missile criteria for DOE facilities, report, September 1, 1999; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622163/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.