Accession Number:

ADA513893

Title:

Prediction of Airblast Pressures from Explosions in Underground Magazines

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The WES BLASTX code was recently revised Version 3 to predict the airblast and thermal effects of large explosions in small rooms. This paper compares the results of internal gas pressureexternal shock calculations against measured data from tests in large-scale and small-scale underground magazines. Comparison of calculated and measured internal blast pressures indicate that the code tends to wider-predict internal gas pressure. In most cases, however, the BLASTX3 code provides good predictions of the general level of internal and external airblast effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE