Calculation of Hazardous Soil Debris Throw Distances Around Earth Covered Magazines
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX
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Earth-covered magazines must be sited so that personnel in nearby inhabited areas are protected from hazardous blast pressures, fragments, and thermal loads. DoD 6055.9-STD Ammunitions and Explosives Safety Standards gives criteria for determining the distance required to provide such protection. For charge weights less than 45,000 lbs of ClassDivision 1.1 explosive, the default distance required in DoD 6055.9 to provide protection from hazardous fragments controls the required siting distance between an earth-covered magazine and an inhabited building. For lower explosive weights charge weights less than 6000 lbs, the default fragment protection distance controls over the required blast and thermal protection distance by a factor of two or more.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control