Accession Number : ADA330078

Title :   Joint U.S./ROK R&D Program for New Underground Ammunition Storage Technologies

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Davis, L. K. ; Song, So Young

PDF Url : ADA330078

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 217

Abstract : The objective of the UAST Program was to develop improved underground magazine designs which could significantly reduce the existing Quantity-Distance (Q-D) hazard ranges from accidental detonations. The program involved coordinated research efforts by the U.S. and Korea, including small and intermediate scale experiments, computer modeling, and various supporting studies. This report presents an overview of the research effort and evaluates the effects of various underground magazine design features (debris traps, expansion chambers, closure devices, constrictions, barricades, etc.) on external hazards (airblast, debris, and ground shock) produced by accidental detonations in underground storage facilities.

Descriptors :   *UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, *MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE), *UNDERGROUND FACILITIES, MILITARY SUPPLIES, DEBRIS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, GROUND SHOCK, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, BLAST, SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, DETONATIONS, PUBLIC SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Explosions
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE