Accession Number:

ADA273033

Title:

Hazards from the Detonation of Buried Explosive Ordnance: Literature Survey

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORP VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

Existing explosive safety Quantity-Distance Q-D criteria do not consider the suppressive effects of burial on fragmentejecta distribution and airblast hazards. The Q-D standoff could be significantly reduced and siting requirements simplified by introduction of this variation in explosive shot geometry. A comprehensive literature survey was conducted to assemble and evaluate all available information on the hazards from the detonation of buried munitions. The literature survey described herein evaluated the effects of geological features fragmentejecta hazards and airblast, noise, and ground shock effects from buried detonation on Q-D hazard distances. Buried explosive demolitions, Buried munitions disposal, Explosive demolition.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE