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New Nuclear Engineering Findings Has Been Reported by D. Tennant et al

May 14, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Fresh data on Nuclear Engineering are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Mountain View, California, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Recent events involving the impact of large transport aircraft such as the Boeing 767 and 757 into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon have revealed the vulnerability of such structures to terrorist attack. Incidents involving smaller general aviation aircraft have shown the damage that this class of plane can do beyond a protected perimeter."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "These incidents have elicited inquiries with regard to the effects of impacts of these aircraft types into other critical facilities including aboveground and below ground storage facilities, nuclear power plants, damns and other military and civilian installations. A significant capability to evaluate these threats has been developed during the past 10 years. Small medium and large aircraft have been impacted into buried and aboveground reinforced concrete and light steel frame storage facilities. Both explicit aircraft models and Riera functions (a simplified aircraft impact loading function) have been used to generate an extensive data base. The effects of engines impacting have been studied separately as penetrators."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Illustrated in this paper is validation of computational tools for impacts into structures and the initial development of a generalized evaluation tool for rapid evaluation of threats and consequence of aircraft impact into protected facilities."

For more information on this research see: Rapid evaluation of buildings and infrastructure to accidental and deliberate aircraft impact. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2014;269():142-148. Nuclear Engineering and Design can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier -; Nuclear Engineering and Design -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Tennant, Weidlinger Associates Inc, Mountain View, CA 94040, United States. Additional authors for this research include H. Levine, J. Mould and D. Vaughan.

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Source: Journal of Engineering