Accession Number : ADP000446

Title :   Half-Scale Submarine Tender Workshop Explosion Hazards,


Personal Author(s) : Connor,Joseph G. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : As part of the Naval Explosive Safety Improvement Program (NESIP), a torpedo warhead was detonated inside a 1/2 scale model of a submarine tender workshop. The model was tightly confined on the bottom and three sides, lightly confined on the top and the remaining side - off which fragments were collected and shock overpressure measured. This test constitutes a worst case, since the bulkheads in the ship will provide much less confinement than was built into the model. Fragment hazards extend less than 300 feet from the model and 1 psi overpressure was observed 400 feet from the model (300 and 800 feet for a full scale tender). A second test was performed in which the sides of the model were less tightly confined than on the first. No fragments were recovered and 1 psi overpressure was observed 200 feet from the model (400 feet from a full scale tender). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Conferencing(Communications), *Torpedo warheads, Test methods, Detonations, Models, Tenders(Vessels), Internal, Shock, Overpressure, Measurement, Bulkheads, Workshops, Hazards, Ships

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE