Accession Number : ADA326716

Title :   Safety Distance Calculations for Multi-Item Fragmenting Munitions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Jones, D. A. ; Kemister, G.

PDF Url : ADA326716

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The destruction of unwanted munitions is a continuing activity for Army. The Defense Explosives Safety Manual specifies formulae which prescribe a significantly increased safety distance for a multi-item demolition compared to a single item of similar size. In practice this means that in many situations munitions can only be disposed of singly, which is both costly and time consuming due to the safety procedures required between each blast. This report examines the basis of the formulae and recommends a charge configuration which will enable multiple munitions to be disposed of in a single detonation.

Descriptors :   *SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), *FRAGMENTATION AMMUNITION, *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, DEMOLITION, OVERPRESSURE, RANGE(DISTANCE), AUSTRALIA, BLAST, DETONATIONS, HIGH EXPLOSIVES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE