STEMMING PRESSURES ON BURIED MUNITIONS.
ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report covers an investigation of pressures on buried munition containers. The condition examined is for right cylinders emplaced in a vertical cased shaft backfilled with a granular stemming material. The report concludes that a munition container of sufficient strength to withstand the hydrostatic pressure of a 25-foot head of sea water has adequate strength for underground burial. For the conditions analysed, the stress from an unsaturated, granular backfill for any depth hole will be less than the above-stated hydrostatic pressure. Author
- Soil Mechanics
- Containers and Packaging
- Ammunition and Explosives