Considerations for Determining Safe Separation Distances from Mass Fires: a Literature Search
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETY BOARD ALEXANDRIA VA
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This paper is a brief summary of a comprehensive literature search described in greater detail in a larger Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board DDESB Technical Paper. The DDESB Technical Paper includes descriptions and discussion of the following Accidents and incidents Experimental studies--small- and large-scale Analytical studies Why the current weight based approach, D kW exp 13, does not adequately address safe separation distances from mass fires Recommendations and suggested future work. This paper presents descriptions and discussions of the first three items, while a companion paper, Reference 1, presents the latter two.
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