Accession Number:

ADA279535

Title:

Workbook for Predicting Pressure Wave and Fragment Effect of Exploding Propellent Tanks and Gas Storage Vessels

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept.

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

470.0

Abstract:

This workbook is intended to provide the designer and the safety engineer with the best available technology that they need to predict damage and hazards from explosions of propellant tanks and bursts of pressure vessels, both near and far from these explosion sources. The information is presented in the form of graphs, tables, and nomographs to allow easy calculation without recourse to difficult mathematical manipulation or the use of extensive computer programs. When complex methods have been used to develop simple prediction aids, they are fully described in appendices. Topics covered in various chapters are Estimation of explosive yield, Characteristics of pressure waves, Effects of pressure waves, Characteristics of fragments, Effects of fragments, and Risk assessment and integrated effects. Short chapters giving discussion of results, conclusions, and recommendations for further work are also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Explosions
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE