THE NAVY'S PLANS FOR DESIGN SAFETY OF FUZES
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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An ad hoc group met during 1965 to review the Navys guidelines for fuze safety which had remained unchanged since their issue in 1953. This group recommended that modifications and additions be adopted. Many of the modifications and additions were based on the similarity of problems in obtaining safety and reliability. Designers need safety objectives comparable to design objectives for reliability. The safety hazards analysis is proposed as a method to increase the engineering value of safety design objectives. The relation between redundancy for reliability and redundancy for safety is discussed. The safety analysis is safetys equivalent of reliabilitys failure modes and effects analysis. The fuze safety design program which is developing from the ad hoc group recommendations will show marked similarity to present day reliability programs. Because there is much unfinished work the full potential of this program will not be realized for about two years.
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