Accession Number:

AD0903279

Title:

Explosion Effects Computation Aids

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 15 Nov 1971-30 Jun 1972

Corporate Author:

GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES IL GENERAL AMERICAN RESEARCH DIV

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Computational aids for the rapid assessment of potential hazards from blast and fragments during the accidental detonation of stored munitions were prepared. Four munitions, the MK82 500-lb bomb, the M117 750-lb bomb, the M107 155-mm shell and the M437A2 175-mm shell, stored in module type open barricaded pads, in above ground magazines and in standard earth covered igloos were considered. Targets considered included personnel standing in the open, frame structures, and unarmored military vehicles. For the blast damage, this information is presented on a circular slide rule for fragment damage, the information is presented in graphical form.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE