Accession Number : ADP000458

Title :   Building Damages due to Airblast from an Accidental Explosion,

Corporate Author : SWISS FEDERAL DEPT OF DEFENCE BERN

Personal Author(s) : Rytz,Hansjoerg

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This paper describes the effects of airblast on buildings caused by an accidental explosion of about 1000 kg of a gelatine explosive in a Swiss explosives factory. The location of the detonated explosive charges and the course of the explosion are briefly summarized. The evaluated building damages are described and compared with damage criteria given in the literature. The location of persons at the time of the explosion is shown, and their injuries are described. The appendix contains photos of typical building damages and a checklist that was used to record building damages. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Conferencing(Communications), *Blast, *Airburst, Buildings, Damage, Accidents, Explosion effects, Detonations, Test and evaluation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE