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Safety Distance Calculations for Multi-Item Fragmenting Munitions.
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
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The destruction of unwanted munitions is a continuing activity for Army. The Defense Explosives Safety Manual specifies formulae which prescribe a significantly increased safety distance for a multi-item demolition compared to a single item of similar size. In practice this means that in many situations munitions can only be disposed of singly, which is both costly and time consuming due to the safety procedures required between each blast. This report examines the basis of the formulae and recommends a charge configuration which will enable multiple munitions to be disposed of in a single detonation.
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