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Curtain Wall Reaction Testing

Full-Scale Curtain Wall Reaction Structure


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its path. Within the extremely harsh environment of the dune field, even plants and animals adap test site. The ted to desert conditions struggle and has the capability of testing up to 20,000 lbs (9,090 kg) of TNT at standoff distances of up to 500 feet (152 m) from the reaction structure. The reaction structure is capable of accepting curtain walls up to 42 feet wide and 45 feet tall (depending on clearing requirements). There are currently 4 floors in the structure (ground, 1st, 2nd, and roof). The ground level, 1st and 2nd floors are fully enclosed on the backside of the structure to prevent wrap-around pressure from entering the test space. Each floor slab has interior dimensions of 42 feet wide by 12 feet deep. The reaction structure was designed to withstand approximately 20 psi and 400 psi-ms with no more than 1/2 inch deflections in the upper-most portions of the shear/clearing walls. Structural elements can be adjusted to accommodate any mounting requirements. to survive. Only a few species of plants grow rapidly enough to survive burial by the moving dunes, but several types of small animals have evolved white colorations to camouflage them in the gypsum sand. White Sands National Monument preserves a major part of this gypsum dune field, along with the plants and animals that have adapted successfully to this constantly changing envir

onment.At the northern end of the C/EMRTChihuahuan Desert lie
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