Accession Number : ADA256261
Title : MIL-STD-398 Test of Barricade for M82 Primer, Drawing No. EC-11686
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL VALIDATION ENGINEERING DIV
Personal Author(s) : McIntosh, A C
Report Date : Jul 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS) was tasked by Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant (LSAAP), Texarkana, TX to provide MIL- STD-398, Military Standard Shields, Operational for Ammunition Operations, Criteria for Design of and Tests for Acceptance, instrumentation services for measuring blast overpressure and thermal flux produced by several charges of Class 3 black powder constrained to function high order. Two amounts of powder were used, 1.25 and 1.875 pounds. Blast overpressure and thermal flux gages were placed at the operator's position and at a possible transient position around the barricade. All test charges resulted in blast overpressure in excess of 5.0 psi reflected, schrapnel production. Thermal flux was at a minimum. As a result, the barricade for the M82 primer did not satisfy the requirements of MIL-STD- 398, Military Standard Shields, Operational for Ammunition Operations, Criteria for Design of and Tests for Acceptance, or the requirements of AMCR 385-100 for energetic materiel.
Descriptors : *OVERPRESSURE , *PRIMERS , *BLAST , *BLACK POWDER , *AMMUNITION , TEST AND EVALUATION , REQUIREMENTS , MATERIEL , INSTRUMENTATION , STARS , GAGES , ARMY , STANDARDS , OPERATION , PRODUCTION , SCHOOLS , POWDERS
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE