Accession Number : ADA494129
Title : Inventory of Materials to be Used in Explosive Effects Mitigating Structures (Inventarisatie van materialen te gebruiken in constructies ter afscherming van explosie-effecten)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)
Personal Author(s) : van der Jagt, O C
Report Date : Nov 2008
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : Recent developments in material science may lead to better mitigating structures for the disposal of UXOs and IEDs. Within the framework of Work Package 4000 of the MOD program V701, a new concept mitigating structure will be developed. The goal of this literature study is to survey recent developments in material science and especially if any new material has the potential to be used successfully in explosive effects mitigating structures. This study aims to make an inventory of materials used in explosion effects mitigating structures and studied materials or material combinations. The conclusion is that no new breakthrough developments in the field of material science have occurred recently, that have lead to new concepts in explosive effects mitigating structures. Current structures use traditional' materials like steel, concrete, sand, water, fibre reinforced plastics and ceramics. There is progress in material development, but this is evolutionary, not revolutionary. The material inventory of this report will used as a basis for the development of new explosion effects mitigating concepts within the program V701. To come to an efficient and effective structure, it is imperative to have a complete list of requirements. Shape, production process, and also costs and material availability are important factors.
Descriptors : *MATERIALS , *EXPLOSION EFFECTS , DUTCH LANGUAGE , INVENTORY , NETHERLANDS , LITERATURE SURVEYS
Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE