Accession Number:

ADP000446

Title:

Half-Scale Submarine Tender Workshop Explosion Hazards,

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC LAW LIBRARY

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Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

As part of the Naval Explosive Safety Improvement Program NESIP, a torpedo warhead was detonated inside a 12 scale model of a submarine tender workshop. The model was tightly confined on the bottom and three sides, lightly confined on the top and the remaining side - off which fragments were collected and shock overpressure measured. This test constitutes a worst case, since the bulkheads in the ship will provide much less confinement than was built into the model. Fragment hazards extend less than 300 feet from the model and 1 psi overpressure was observed 400 feet from the model 300 and 800 feet for a full scale tender. A second test was performed in which the sides of the model were less tightly confined than on the first. No fragments were recovered and 1 psi overpressure was observed 200 feet from the model 400 feet from a full scale tender. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE