Joint U.S./ROK R&D Program for New Underground Ammunition Storage Technologies
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The objective of the UAST Program was to develop improved underground magazine designs which could significantly reduce the existing Quantity-Distance Q-D hazard ranges from accidental detonations. The program involved coordinated research efforts by the U.S. and Korea, including small and intermediate scale experiments, computer modeling, and various supporting studies. This report presents an overview of the research effort and evaluates the effects of various underground magazine design features debris traps, expansion chambers, closure devices, constrictions, barricades, etc. on external hazards airblast, debris, and ground shock produced by accidental detonations in underground storage facilities.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives