Accession Number:

ADA532158

Title:

Lethality Criteria for Debris Generated from Accidental Explosions

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The present criteria for the lethality of debris is based on work by conducted in the early part of the last century. The criteria for converting this lethality into separation distances for explosives storage is somewhat less clear but appears to be based on a conditional probability of lethality of around 1. Investigations have indicated that the actual probability is considerably less than this level. This paper compares the criteria for establishing Inhabited Building Distances for the various Hazard Divisions and the different inherent explosion effects and recommends new criteria for use with HD 1.1 debris and details what effect this would have on the current QD tables.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE