Accession Number : AD0633255

Title :   STEMMING PRESSURES ON BURIED MUNITIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Morris,Phillip J.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This report covers an investigation of pressures on buried munition containers. The condition examined is for right cylinders emplaced in a vertical cased shaft backfilled with a granular stemming material. The report concludes that a munition container of sufficient strength to withstand the hydrostatic pressure of a 25-foot head of sea water has adequate strength for underground burial. For the conditions analysed, the stress from an unsaturated, granular backfill for any depth hole will be less than the above-stated hydrostatic pressure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES), (*AMMUNITION, *CONTAINERS), UNDERWATER, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, SOIL MECHANICS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Containers and Packaging
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE