Accession Number : ADA325389

Title :   Fire Modeling for Cook-Off in Ordnance Magazines.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Callaham, Timothy P.

PDF Url : ADA325389

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : In this study, the time temperature profile of a missile exposed to fire in a compartment adjacent to the missile magazine is examined. The study required the development of a heat transfer model based on the geometry and thermophysical properties of a new concept for a vertical launching system, the Concentric Canister Launcher (CCL). Different fire scenarios are analyzed by the model to predict the time it takes to reach a critical value or 'cook-off' temperature of the missile's propellant and explosives.

Descriptors :   *COOK OFF, *MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE), HEAT TRANSFER, GUIDED MISSILES, SCENARIOS, TEMPERATURE, EXPLOSIVES, TIME, PROPELLANTS, PROFILES, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, LAUNCHING, FIRES, CANISTERS, LAUNCHERS, THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE