Accession Number : AD0430509


Title :   SOME CONSIDERATIONS AND PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS ON SAFETY CONTAINERS DURING AN EXPLOSION - II.


Corporate Author : NAVAL PROPELLANT PLANT INDIAN HEAD MD


Personal Author(s) : Zimmer,M F ; Lepie,A H ; Asaoka,L


Report Date : 31 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Some theoretical reflections of the explosion phenomena on safety containers and the results from approximately 170 test explosions are presented. In particular, the lateral and downward pressure on the wall and the bottom of the container during an explosion is investigated. The bulging of the container during the explosion of varying nitroglycerin loads is measured from photographs taken with a highspeed framing camera. These measurements provide the data to calculate the acceleration of the outer wall. In addition to the safety containers, selected glassware was specially prepared and coated with polyethylene to protect the personnel who were synthesizing hazardous material. These reaction safety containers were tested with several loads of nitroglycerin. The vibrations of the container mass, about 50 kc/sec frequency, were evaluated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSION EFFECTS , CONTAINERS , PLASTIC COATINGS , NITROGLYCERIN , VIBRATION , ACCELERATION , PHOTOGRAPHS , PLASTICS , ISOCYANATES , SHOCK WAVES , HAZARDS , SAFETY EQUIPMENT , POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS , STRESSES , BLAST , SAFETY , LABORATORY EQUIPMENT , PRESSURE , EXPERIMENTAL DATA


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE