Accession Number:

ADA014201

Title:

Explosive Tests of Blast Cell, Naval Torpedo Station, Bangor Annex

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul-1 Nov 1974

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Blast tests were conducted in blast cells of a typical munitions facility. High-speed camera coverage was made, and pressure measurements were taken. Observed damage was compared with theoretical predictions based on NAVFAC P-397, Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions. The tests indicate that blast pressures will leak out around the blast doors and be of high enough level to cause injury to personnel nearby. Debris nets, if properly fastened, can serve to prevent roofing and ceiling from being blown down. Conventional, corrugated, cement-asbestos roofing can withstand up to 6- psi dynamic overpressure.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE