From a review of the types and effects of nuclear blast loading on buried structures, a basic design criteria for backpacking materials has been established and is reviewed along with the techniques used in determining the energy-absorbing characteristics of the backpacking materials. An example is developed to show how backpacking materials, when placed around buried structures, will absorb a portion of the applied shock energy thereby reducing the forces which reach the structure. Various programs in the development of such materials as foamed plastics, honeycombs, insulating concretes, granular materials, and other similar materials which could be adequately used as backpacking are reviewed with limited data being presented. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 129-137

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  • Accession Number: 00263644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM