Cost-effective decision making for blast mitigation
|Title:||Cost-effective decision making for blast mitigation||Authors:||Princehorn, Molly
Laefer, Debra F.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2127||Date:||Apr-2005||Abstract:||Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States (U.S.), there has been a marked increase in both public and private sector demand for increased blast-mitigation for existing buildings. To adequately address these new performance requirements, a rational and cost-oriented policy is needed to help building managers and owners make fiscally intelligent decisions regarding the retrofitting of existing structures. This paper presents a cost-rationalized approach to blast-mitigation retrofitting decision making, with respect to a building’s criticality to the surrounding community. The proposed method addresses current approaches to blast assessment, typical blast-related vulnerabilities (structural and non-structural), and possible solutions for vulnerability mitigation. Special emphasis is given to non-gravity based loadings, post-incident functionality requirements, and transient versus permanent/semi-permanent loading.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||American Society of Civil Engineers||Copyright (published version):||2005 American Society of Civil Engineers||Keywords:||Blast mitigation; Explosives; Structural retrofitting; Terrorism; Cost analysis||Subject LCSH:||Buildings--Blast effects
Building, Bombproof--Cost effectiveness
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction--Cost effectiveness
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||American Society of Civil Engineers. Metropolis & Beyond 2005 : Proceedings of the 2005 Structures Congress and the 2005 Forensic Engineering Symposium, April 20.24, 2005, New York||Conference Details:||Metropolis and Beyond 2005, the 2005 Structures Congress and the 2005 Forensic Engineering Symposium, April 20.24, 2005, New York|
|Appears in Collections:||Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection|
Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection
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