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Old 03-17-2021, 12:28 PM
mmartin798 mmartin798 is offline
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Thanks for the PDF. I will have a look and see if I can make some simple approximations as I did with the Gurney equations for grenades.

Originally Posted by Desert Mariner View Post
I’m not an engineer but work with several dozen civil/structural engineers. I asked around and the simplified answer I got was, “not necessarily”. There are too many variables, reinforcement sizes, spacing and pattern, beam or wall thickness, concrete compressive strength, etc. have to be taken into consideration to arrive at an answer before any of them would make a definitive statement. In other words. being engineers, they aren’t saying anything until after they calculate it.
Yeah, those engineers. Why can't they be like experimental physicists. Close counts to build the experiment, as long as we don't end up blowing up the planet..... usually.
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