Venting and Blow-by Effects for the MX Trench Basing Mode
Final rept. 9 Sep 1976-31 Mar 1980
WEIDLINGER ASSOCIATES NEW YORK
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Two separate studies with simple models have been performed to study MX trenchplug venting and blow-by effects. By means of parameter variations, many of the uncertainties in the in-trench blast environment were taken into account. In the first study, it was found that the impulse loading on the blast plug was limited primarily by lack of containment of the trench pressures due to the light overburden and weak trench roof. In the second study, it was found that a 10m long blast plug is sufficient to withstand expected blow-by effects.
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