Accession Number:

ADA061440

Title:

Blast Loading on Model Earth Covered Magazines.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

This report contains the results obtained from a series of high explosive tests designed to determine the blast loading on scaled models of earth covered munition storage magazines. A 130th scaled non-responding model was exposed to three charge weights .454, .908 and 1.135 kg and a 145th scaled model was exposed to a .454 kg charge weight. The objective was to determine the weight, configuration and stand-off distance for an uncovered TNT charge that would produce the pressure and impulse loading obtained from the explosion of a loaded earth covered munition magazine when placed at the side to side safe separation distance. A 130 scaled model exposed to a 1.135 kg hemispherical pentolite charge at a stand-off distance of 1.6m gave the best model simulation. This will scale, for a full-size test, to a hemispherical charge of TNT weighing 34,050 kg placed 47.2 m from the center line of the acceptor structures. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE