Accession Number : AD0433953
Title : PROBABILITY OF PREVENTION OF EXPLOSIVE PROPAGATION AND PERSONNEL INJURY BY PROTECTIVE WALLS
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.
Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : McKnight, Charles E
Report Date : Mar 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : Given the occurrence of an initial large detonation in a storage or manufacturing facility for explosives, the probability of the spread of detonation can be estimated as a function of explosive quantity, barrier strengths and separation distances. Conversely these parameters can be established at values consistent with predetermined probabilities for safety. The mechanisms of detonation propagation are classified and means described for assessing the hazard associated with each. The analysis of detonation over-all probability provides a means of either automatic computer treatment or manual calculation of safety and it results in an index of safety for the judging of protective buildings, walls and magazines.
Descriptors : *EXPLOSIONS , *SEPARATION , *PERSONNEL , *CONFINEMENT(GENERAL) , *BLAST , PROPAGATION , DAMAGE , SHELTERS , PROBABILITY , SENSITIVITY , EXPLOSIVES , SAFETY , STORAGE , KINETIC THEORY
Subject Categories : Armor
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE