Determination of Minimum Nonpropagation Distance for 155mm M795 HE projectiles.
Final rept. May-Jul 1980,
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPONSYSTEMS LAB
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As part of an Army-wide expansion and modernizing program, the safe separation distance for production of 155mm M795 HE projectiles was studied, tested and determined in a series of tests. The test results were used to establish safety criteria for new manufacturing Load-Assemble-Pack LAP facilities and also minimum nonpropagation distance was drafted by ARRADCOM and was subsequently conducted in two separate phases. The exploratory phase consisted of ten separate tests utilizing one donor projectile and two acceptor projectiles. The confirmatory test phase consisted of 25 tests involving 50 acceptors 25 donors, with the spacing distance held constant. Test results indicated that a safe spacing distance of 4.57 meters 15.0 feet was appropriate.
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