Munitions Storage Concepts for Use in Flat Terrain. Volume 1. Facility Design
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX
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The result of the study is preliminary design of six feasible storage complexes. Both aboveground and underground structures are proposed. The special construction practices necessitated by the high water table are addressed. Each design is capable of containing the hazardous effects of an internal explosion within the bay of occurrence. The facilities are also designed to survive such external threats as detonation of 300,000 pounds of high explosive 100 meters away from the structure, a direct hit by a 500 pound bomb, a B747 air craft impact on the roof, and a sophisticated terrorist attack. Furthermore, under chemical warfare conditions, the facilities can continue the weapon loadout process while maintaining a clean environment within the structure. Twenty-five year life cycle cost estimates are included for each of the six designs. After examination of the costs, loadout times, daily operational efficiencies, and equipment needs of the six concepts, concepts 1, 3, and 4 were chosen as the most viable for consideration. Volume I contains a narrative description of the evolutionary design process that led to the six proposed designs, a technical discussion of the design constraints imposed by the various threat scenarios, and a detailed description of the six facility designs. Volume II documents the engineering calculations supporting the structural designs and the life cycle cost calculations. Plan and section drawings are provided for each of the six facilities.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology