Arena blast testing used by government and industry to quantify the effects of explosion induced loading on structures are intended to mitigate the effects of intentional attacks and accidental explosions. Several facilities exist to provide blast testing services. The processes of the various facilities are similar but often lack consistency in details between test providers. The current Standard Practice is aimed at bringing more consistency (where practicable) to processes thereby allowing for more direct comparisons and interpretation of results from various tests and facilities.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.