Accession Number:

ADA029791

Title:

Proof Testing of a Candidate Category 3 Suppressive Shield

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Dec 1974-Dec 1975

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

A prototype structure was designed, fabricated, and tested as a candidate suppressive shield for Category 3 applications. The tests indicate complete containment of secondary fragments from presspelletizing equipment and blast pressure reductions in the range of 70 to 92 at external close-in locations. The shield did not successfully withstand the required proof test of 560 psi side-on blast overpressure at the wall, due to the ejection of three pieces of 10-gauge perforated steel from the outside layer of the vented panels becoming secondary fragments. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE