Accession Number:

ADA114951

Title:

Analytical Model Designed to Predict the Probability of Explosion Propagation between Adjoining Single and Grouped Projectiles

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AMMANN AND WHITNEY NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

This report contains the information for the development of a model to predict the probability of explosion propagation between adjoining explosive items namely, high explosive projectiles. The development of this model is based on the sensitivity of an encased charge to primary fragment impact. The original work done under contract to Arthur D. Little, Inc., was extended to provide a method of predicting the effectiveness of shielding on projectile spacing requirements and also to predict the probability of detonation at a higher confidence level. The potential use of the model is judged to be adequate to warrent further investigation. When used in a generalized way, the model can be a valuable tool in the design and layout of facilities for the manufacture and storage of explosive items.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE