Modeling Tunnel Magazine QD Arcs Using GIS
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PORT HUENEME CA ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER
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The Naval Facilities Command NAVFAC Engineering Service Center ESC, located in Port Hueneme, CA, has developed tools to quickly provide map displays of the Quantity-Distance QD arcs for tunnel magazines using both DoD and NATO criteria. The development of the maps of possible NEW storage scenarios included a 3D analysis of the tunnels and the surrounding topography to assess available soil cover and the surface breach that could result if insufficient soil cover were available. The explosive hazard criteria intelligent tables linked with GIS map displays provided a means to rapidly model the QD arcs generated by alternative storage scenarios in underground explosive storage facilities. The 3D modeling and visualization of the expanding shock and pressure hazards for a range of NEW quantities compared to the soil surface allowed detailed examination of the potential surface breach crater characteristics.
- Safety Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Ammunition and Explosives