SciPan 4: Program Description and Test Results
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PORT HUENEME CA ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER
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As part of the U.S. Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board DDESB Project ESKIMORE, the U.S. has conducted the fourth test in its SciPan test series, which consists of full-scale donoracceptor trials examining debris generation and acceptor response. The SciPan 1 and 2 tests and results were reported at the 2004 DDESB Seminar. SciPan 3 was reported on at the 2006 DDESB Seminar. The overall SciPan program is described, with emphasis on the debris generation results from SciPan 4. This event, which was conducted in August 2008 at Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, CA, was a 1,000 kg 2,205 lb detonation of non-fragmenting munitions inside a typical reinforced concrete operating building. Results from this test including airblast effects, debris densities patterns, and fragmentation characteristics are presented. Comparisons of debris density as a function of azimuth and distance are made with analytical debris prediction models, as well as with traditional Quantity-Distance criteria.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives