Accession Number : ADP000476

Title :   New Techniques to Reduce Explosion and Fragment Severity of Mass Detonable Munitions,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO INST OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY SOCORRO TERA GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Collis,David L.

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Shielding and orientation tests were conducted which demonstrate the feasibility of preventing propagation of detonation and reduction of fragment hazards to inhabited areas as a result of the detonation of a single pallet of 8-inch projectiles within an ammunition storage area. Repetitive tests were conducted to minimize explosion size and reduce to zero the lethal fragment hazard at finite distances from the storage areas. The shielding materials used were fabricated from readily available lightweight materials at low production cost. These tests demonstrate the potential for easy access, open storage of H.E. munitions in the vicinity of inhabited buildings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Ammunition fragments, *Dispersing, *Suppression, Shielding, Protection, Explosions, Detonations, Propagation, Ammunition, Magazines(Ordnance), Storage, Pallets, Sympathetic detonations, Stockpiles, Sand, Cements, Baffles, Performance(Engineering), Safety, Hazards, Lightweight, Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE