The Development of Risk-NL V5.0 and Its Applications
TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)
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Risk-NL is a Quantitative Risk Assessment QRA software tool for the external safety of ammunition storage sites. The Netherlands MoD has asked TNO to upgrade Risk-NL with improved models that have recently been developed, and a new user interface. The new models implemented in Risk-NL v5.0 are more physics-based, and have a higher level of detail resulting in a better quantitative discrimination of risks for different scenarios. The most important improvement is the possibility to distinguish between debris from walls and the roof of RC magazines, and between debris and primary fragments from cased ammunition. Also the new model for window failure is a major improvement and has a more sound basis than its predecessor. The combination of the new user interface and the new models in Risk-NL v5.0 give unique possibilities to analyze risk, and to investigate options for risk reduction. Risk-NL v5.0 also provides possibilities for optimization in the design of new types of magazines and ammunition storage sites.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Ammunition and Explosives