Accession Number:

ADP004877

Title:

Peacekeeper Quantity-Distance Verification Program. Part 2. Technical Evaluation of Quantity-Distance Criteria for Peacekeeper Missiles in Minuteman Silos,

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TRW DEFENSE SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

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Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A summary is presented of the results of an analytical and experimental program directed toward verification of the quantity-distance criteria associated with an accidental explosion of a Peacekeeper missile in a Minuteman silo. Evaluation of airblast scaling characteristics corresponding to 110- and 14-scale model tests indicated the applicability of the cube-root scaling for in-silo explosions. Structural debris from a 14-scale test of a Minuteman silo were analyzed for fragment dimensions, shape factors, and density variation with range. Procedures for debris scaling from the 14-scale test data to a full-scale event were developed consisted of a statistical simulation technique and a trajectory limitation approach. Scaling evaluations were performed to determine appropriate quantity-distance values for airblast and fragment hazards corresponding to a full-scale event. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE