ASTM WK41393

    New Guide for Identifying Blast Mitigating Design Criteria for the Protection of Building Exteriors Against Blast Loading due to Terrorist Attacks

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    1. Scope

    This guide identifies the basic blast mitigating design criteria necessary to specify exterior building elements, including fenestration, to defend against terrorist explosive attacks. The guide may be used by building owners, security professionals, planners and designers to translate the results of threat assessments into blast mitigating design criteria for protecting exterior building elements against blast loading.

    The standard is needed to provide a means by which building component manufacturers can design or test for a limited number of pressure-impulse pairs that are representative of a broad range of charge weight and standoff distances. It will be used by building owners, building designers, and building component manufacturers to select design criteria for blast resistant building components.


    levels of protection; building component response criteria; blast parameters; pressure-impulse, charge size; standoff distance

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    E54.05 (13-01)

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