Evaluation of Operator Protection from Remote Operations in Existing Buildings with 12-Inch Substantial Dividing Walls (SDWs)
ARMY ENGINEER DIV HUNTSVILLE AL
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Procedures to relate Net Explosive Weights NEWS to combinations of intervening 12-inch Substantial Dividing Walls SDWs to provide protection to personnel from remote operations has been developed. Protection is IAW DoD and Army policy 2.3 psi maximum overpressure exposure and no hazardous fragments. The procedures are reported in a two-volume guide Volume I is a how to guide for installation use, and Volume II is the rationale behind Volume I. Protection from thermal effects flash fire, deflagration, etc. is not addressed. The guide is a simple-to-use stand-alone document that can be used by operating contractors and installation personnel. This paper summarizes key features of the guide and provides an example problem using the guide methodology.
- Safety Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Ammunition and Explosives