Accession Number : ADP000483

Title :   A Survey of Models for Predicting the Groundshock of Accidental Explosions in Underground Storage Facilities,

Corporate Author : BASLER (ERNST) AND PARTNERS ZURICH (SWITZERLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Merz,Hans A.

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The reliable assessment of groundshock effects from accidental explosions in underground storage magazines has become increasingly important in Switzerland. In order to examine the applicability of existing groundshock prediction models, a comparison of such models was performed. Though each of the investigated models is based on the evaluation of actual measurements, considerable and so far inexplicable differences have been found. For this reason, a new and more general model based on all available data is required. The investigation land comparison of groundshock damage relationships has shown equally large divergencies. A new assessment of this problem is therefore necessary.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Symposia, *Safety, Ground shock, Underground explosions, Magazines(Ordnance), Underground facilities, Structural response, Predictions, Models

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE