Accession Number : ADA310046

Title :   Joint U.S./ROK R&D Program for New Underground Ammunition Storage Technologies. Improved Techniques for Measuring Thermal Effects of Propellant Burn Tests in Confined Areas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : REMTECH INC HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s) : Knox, E. C.

PDF Url : ADA310046

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station (WES), is conducting a test program to study the effects of the accidental burning of propellants stored in a confined area. This work is a part of a broader program called the Joint U.S./ROK (Republic of Korea) R&D Study for New Underground Ammunition Storage Technologies. The goal of the 5-year U.S./ROK Study is to develop improved designs for underground magazines which will greatly reduce the present external hazard areas that are required by current U.S. and Korean military safety standards to protect against the possibility of accidental fires and explosions. Documentation of propellant burn tests performed to date is presented in Ref. 1. Additional tests are planned; however, improvements to the instrumentation for these tests have been deemed necessary before executing them. REMTECH, Inc., was tasked by WES to review the instrumentation performance during the Ref. 1 tests and recommend improvements/additions to the Ref. 1 instrumentation for application to a subscale test scheduled for May 1993 at WES. Instrumentation performance experience during these tests will be factored into the instrumentation selection for full-scale tests to be conducted at a later time.

Descriptors :   *THERMAL PROPERTIES, *PROPELLANT BURN OUT, TEST AND EVALUATION, MEASUREMENT, HAZARDS, SCALE MODELS, MILITARY STANDARDS, EXPLOSIONS, TEST METHODS, PROPELLANTS, COMBUSTION, SAFETY, AMMUNITION, INSTRUMENTATION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, EXTERNAL, CONFINEMENT(GENERAL), FIRES, KOREA, SELECTION, MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE), SOUTH KOREA, UNDERGROUND, ACCIDENTS, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS.

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE