Accession Number:

ADB007350

Title:

Category 5 Suppressive Shield (TDP)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1974-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

A prototype suppressive shield of modular, prefabricated construction suitable for application in illuminant, propellant, and pyrotechnic production lines was proof tested. The 1000 cubic foot structure was demonstrated to be capable of complete fragment retention from simulated explosive slurry mixing equipment. Blast pressure reductions of 75 to 85 percent were measured external to the enclosure for charge weights from 0.57 to 2.4 lbs. Temperature gradients and heat flux generated by charges of 10 to 50 lbs. of illuminant material were similarly reduced.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE