Accession Number:

ADA509557

Title:

Non-Thermal Effects from Hazard Division 1.3 Events Inside Structures

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER INDIAN HEAD DIV MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

DOD 6055.9-STD states Hazard Division HD 1.3 includes items that burn vigorously with little or no possibility of extinguishment in storage situations. Explosions normally will be confined to pressure ruptures of containers and will not produce propagating shock waves or damaging blast overpressure beyond the magazine distance specified . . . In some situations, however, the container may be the building in which the material is stored thus, certain HD 1.3 events may produce enough overpressure to destroy the storage building and cause debris to be thrown about. This paper describes a series of computations made to predict the pressures that would be produced by burning HD 1.3 material under certain conditions. It will also present descriptions of testing that has been conducted showing the effects of the pressures produced by burning HD 1.3 material inside structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE