Accession Number:

AD0871194

Title:

Evaluation of Explosives Storage Safety Criteria

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1969-28 Feb 1970

Corporate Author:

FALCON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO ENGLEWOOD CO TECHNODYNE DIV

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

This project has sought to develop greater understanding of the interaction of explosive blast forces with the structural targets which require protection from the accidental detonation of stored explosives. The relationships which have been developed will be helpful in understanding the risks which are implied in the established explosive quantity-distance criteria and will provide a basis for estimating the potential damage to structures exposed in a blast field which is sufficient to cause incipient structural failure. This study has been implemented through the definition of ten specific structures which have been exposed to the blast forces from five charge sizes through analytical modeling techniques. All charges considered have been spherical, surface burst, bare TNT. The charges considered were limited to the following five sizes 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000, and 9,000,000 pounds.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE