Accession Number : ADA299324

Title :   Analysis of Heat-Activated Explosions in Storage of HD 1.2 Munitions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Carnes, Benny L. ; Furey, John S. ; Fields, Morris P.

PDF Url : ADA299324

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : There are many factors to consider in designing safe ammunition storage areas and in developing optimal storage configurations. The most important safety factor is the Quantity-Distance, or "QD", which defines the acceptable hazard range from an accidental explosion of the stored munitions. m The QD is based on a Maximum Credible Event (MCE), which is the greatest quantity of explosive material in the storage area that could be expected to detonate as (essentially) a single event. Ammunition and explosives that are likely to mass detonate are designated by the DOD Ammunition and Explosive Safety Standards (DOD 6055.9-STD, 1992) as Hazard Division (HD) 1.1 materials. Other types of ammunition and explosives that are not expected to mass detonate, but may explode individually under conditions such as a fire in the storage area, are designated as HD 1.2 materials.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIONS, *HEAT OF ACTIVATION, ACTIVATION, OPTIMIZATION, HAZARDS, QUANTITY, EXPLOSIVES, CONFIGURATIONS, SAFETY, AMMUNITION, STANDARDS, STORAGE, HEAT, SAFETY FACTOR, AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, ACCIDENTS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE