Accession Number:

ADP004899

Title:

Velocity of Debris from Bursting Explosives Storage Bunkers with Soil Overburden,

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Corporate Author:

MESSERSCHMITT-BOELKOW-BLOHM G M B H MUNICH (GERMANY F R)

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Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The velocity and range of roof fragments of an earth covered vented bunker on detonation of a mass of explosive contained therein has been calculated by means of a simple analytical techniques, devised originally for calculating the velocity of fragments from bursting pressurized-gas vessels. A 110 scale model experiment gave a result very close to the predicted values. Also, a recent incident with a 200-kg HE charge in a 250 cu m bunker gave evidence that agreed well with the results calculated by both the debris range and the appurtenance range venting-area-hazard approaches presented here. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE