Accession Number : ADA261116


Title :   Minutes of the Explosives Safety Seminar (25). Volume 4. Held in Anaheim, California on 18-20 Aug 1992


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETY BOARD ALEXANDRIA VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261116.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 634


Abstract : For a long time now experts on energetic materials and munitions have been using experimental tests to evaluate the vulnerability of such materials or munitions, or at least their sensitivity to various stimuli. Yet those tests are far from being representative of the scenarios of accidental or combat stimuli, and the interpretation of them itself sometimes needs to be treated cautiously, given the important decisions that may be made as the results of these trials, for the design of insensitive munitions. A study of many examples, such as bullet impact and cook-off, enables a critical evaluation of those tests and suggests that they be conducted in a more scientific purpose by coupling them with mathematical modelling. It concludes by advocating international cooperation, as the recent NIMIC workshop shows the way, on modelling the tests and their experimental adaptation to the requirements of the models.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSION EFFECTS , *STRUCTURAL RESPONSE , *BLAST RESISTANT SHELTERS , *LIQUID GUN PROPELLANTS , *HIGH EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION , *HARDENED STRUCTURES , *ROCKET PROPELLANTS , TEST AND EVALUATION , STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , SCENARIOS , REQUIREMENTS , WARFARE , SYMPOSIA , HIGH EXPLOSIVES , INSENSITIVE EXPLOSIVES , WORKSHOPS , COOK OFF , ENERGETIC PROPERTIES , STORAGE , STIMULI , BLAST LOADS , SAFETY , COUPLINGS , CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , CONTAINMENT(GENERAL) , IMPACT , MODELS , SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION , MATERIALS , VULNERABILITY , SENSITIVITY


Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions
      Liquid Rocket Propellants


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