The Future of SAFER Science and Integration of DDESB's Risk-Based Explosives Siting Tool with ESS
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PORT HUENEME CA ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER
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The US Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board DDESB sponsors the DDESB Science Panel whose charter includes developing and improving the explosion effects and consequence algorithms detailed in DDESB Technical Paper 14 and embedded within the DDESBs risk-based explosives siting tool, the Safety Assessment For Explosives Risk SAFER software. Consequently, the Science Panel has begun planning for improvements of the current SAFER Version 3.1 software. Several potential changes identified by the Science Panel are described, to include Addition of new and possibly scalable Potential Explosion Site PES and Exposed Site ES models Consideration of PESES orientation Consideration of PES clover-leaf debris pattern Transition to a component-based building damage methodology Primary fragment and debris generation model refinements Consideration of blast wave and fragment sequencing Refinements of the thermal model Updates to various parameters as a result of test data analysis The DDESB also manages the DoDs Explosives Safety Siting ESS software. The DDESBs risk-based explosives siting tool will be incorporated as a module of the ESS software tool by October 2013. Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center is the design authority for ESS, and has begun planning for this integration. The scope and status of this planning effort are discussed.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives