Accession Number:

AD0321962

Title:

Safe Distances and Shielding for Prevention of Propagation of Detonation by Fragment Impact

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ AMMUNITION GROUP

Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Relationships are presented which permit the calculation of safe distances for prevention of propagation of detonation due to fragment impact between adjacent potentially mass-detonating systems for any assumed degree of risk and degree of acceptor shielding. These relationships permit prediction of probability of propagation in an existing situation, as well as calculation of necessary changes in acceptor shielding andor separation distances for any other degree of tolerable risk. All that is necessary to develop the specific relationships for a given situation is knowledge of 1 properties of the explosives involved and 2 geometry of the explosive system. A simple method for graphically representing the relationships is presented, together with illustrative examples.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE