The paper reviews the large number of data in this field which were created during the 1939-45 war. It draws attention to some of the more relevant research papers on blast and earth shock and on their effect on both hardened and conventional load-bearing and framed structures. It also considers the record of war damage in the UK, France, Germany and Japan. In all, the paper reviews approximately 1500-2000 research papers and the tens of thousands of records of bomb damage which were compiled. The second part of the paper is a resume of how this information can be obtained from the Public Record Office and how it can be accessed there. It is suggested that any damage derived from computer modelling should be checked against observed effects from the explosion of known weights of explosives on various defined targets.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 325-34
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 104
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM