Accession Number:

ADA190439

Title:

Thermal Response of M55 Rockets to Pool Fires during Transit

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

This report documents the thermal response of an M55 rocket to an accidental hydrocarbon fuel fire for three different modes of transportation trailer truck, boxcar, and a CAMPACT shipping container loaded on a flatbed railcar. M55 rockets containing chemical agent are considered in their launch tubes, loaded in pallets, and shipped in various numbers of pallets simultaneously. Finite difference computer codes ONEDIM and SINDA are used to analyze one and two dimensional thermal response. Transient temperatures of each of the energetic materials in the rocket propellant, igniter, burster, and agent were computed. Keywords Chemical munitions Land transportation.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE