Accession Number:

ADA207549

Title:

A Review of Energy Release Processes from the Failure of Pneumatic Pressure Vessels

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Oct 1986-31 Aug 1988

Corporate Author:

EASTERN SPACE AND MISSILE CENTER PATRICK AFB FL

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of a review of the currently available methodologies for predicting the characteristics of the blast wave fragments produced by the failure of a pneumatic pressure vessel. Methodologies are presented and evaluated for their usefulness in accurately predicting the hazards presented by a pressure vessel failure. Deficiencies in the current methodologies are identified as well as the areas which require additional testing for verification. Computer codes which predict blast wave overpressure and fragment initial velocity and range are described and their results are compared to experimental data. Finally, a preliminary test program is presented to provide guidance on setting up burst tests to obtain necessary additional data. Keywords Pressure vessels Blast wave Fragmentation Vessel burst Burst test Fragments.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE