Blast Loading on Above Ground Barricaded Munition Storage Magazines - II
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This report presents the results of a study designed to measure the blast loading on above ground munition storage magazines. The magazines are sited at separation distances of K2 2W to the 13 power ft, K4 4W to the 13 power ft, and K6 6W to the 13 ft where W is the maximum allowable high- explosive weight in pounds mass. Earth barricades protect the structures. Loading results are presented for the nonresponding barricaded model magazine. The highest loading measured on the nonresponding model was on the side-wall nearest the donor magazine. Whole wall translation velocities calculated from the measured wall loading forces ranged from 7-12 ms. These velocities are well under the fragment velocities needed to cause detonation of the stored munitions in the acceptor magazine. This indicated the present siting criteria of 0.8 Q to the 13 power m is safe for this type of above ground barricaded magazine. Additional costly greater siting distances should not be necessary.
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