Velocity Measurements of Acceptor Wall Fragments from the Mass Detonation of a Neighboring Aboveground Barricaded Munition Storage Magazine Model
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This report presents the results of a study designed to determine if fragments from the most severely loaded wall of an aboveground brick munition storage magazine would cause a mass detonation of the munitions within the magazine. Unreinforced, scored concrete of similar density was substituted for brick in the wall of the acceptor. The blast loading is the result of a mass explosion in a neighboring magazine which is located at a separation distance of K2 2W to the 13 power the magazines are separated by earth barricades. Responding and non-responding 123.5 scaled models were designed for the tests. Velocity measurements were obtained by using voltage interrupt wire screens. It was determined that the maximum fragment velocity, 10.8 ms, is too low to initiate a sympathetic detonation.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Ammunition and Explosives