Accession Number:

ADA238844

Title:

A Reexamination of the Airblast and Debris Produced by Explosions Inside Earth-Covered Igloos

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-28

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The airblast and fragmentation produced by explosions inside earth- covered explosive storage structures IGLOOS or bunkers have been reexamined and assembled into this document. The data were examined with the following questions in mind 1 How do they compare with current Department of Defense Standards 2 Can the data be scaled to produce general empirically-derived prediction equations 3 Do the structures tested during the Air Force Buffered Storage Test Program come from the same data family These goals were met. Generalized prediction equations with confidence limits are provided for airblast. It was discovered that there is a major deficiency in the data relating to the debrisfragmentation produced by explosions in such structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE