Accession Number : AD0884118

Title :   An Analysis of Subterranean Storage Bunkers Subject to Adverse Arctic Temperature Cycles.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Dec 70-1 Feb 71,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Turner, Stewart W. ; Fox, Louis I.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The report summarizes the results of an in-house study conducted to determine the minimum expected temperature that could be experienced in an unheated subterranean storage bunker under adverse arctic conditions. The subject bunkers were typical of those in use for storage of operational rocket motors and air-launched missiles. A theoretical one-dimensional analysis is used with certain assumptions that make the results conservative. Theoretical predictions are shown to agree with experimentally obtained bunker temperatures at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, THERMAL ANALYSIS), (*STORAGE, ARCTIC REGIONS), (*ROCKET ENGINES, STORAGE), TEMPERATURE, GUIDED MISSILES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, THERMAL PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MILITARY FACILITIES, ALASKA.

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE