Accession Number : ADA133540
Title : Advanced Structural Concepts for Weapons Storage - Flat and Mountainous Terrains.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
PDF Url : ADA133540
Report Date : Jun 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 466
Abstract : The development of more complex modern weapons requires that the Department of Defense design weapons storage facilities that incorporate stringent operations, survivability, security, and safety criteria. These facilities must be adaptable to different terrains, equipped to deal with natural or man-induced disasters, and require minimal construction and maintenance costs. This study has developed 12 concepts for a modern weapons storage area and evaluated them in terms of these essential criteria. From these 12 concepts, six were chosen which rated highest during the evaluation. These concepts are recommended for further development. (Author)
Descriptors : *Magazines(Ordnance), Weapons, Storage, Military facilities, Underground structures, Tunnels, Materials handling equipment, Area security, Explosions, Resistance
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE