Accession Number : ADP000509

Title :   Prediction of Human Injury Levels for Accidental Explosions Inside Aircraft Shelters,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Moseley,Patricia K. ; Whitney,Mark G.

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A method is presented to quantify the level of hazard to which personnel in the vicinity of an accidental explosion in an aircraft shelter would be exposed. Probability as a function of distance from an explosion for personnel injury has been defined using state-of-the-art methodologies in conjunction with the blast field and fragment distributions predicted or measured for two accident scenarios: (1) 10,000 kg net explosive weight in a Norwegian shelter, and (2) 5,000 kg net explosive weight in a Norwegian shelter. Consideration was given to personnel located in the open, inside a two-story concrete building, and inside a one-story wood building, The prediction methods presented combine probability of injury or fatality given exposure to blast or fragments, with a probability of exposure to define the specific hazard to humans in the event of an internal ordnance explosion in a Norwegian aircraft shelter.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, Explosions, Wounds and injuries, Weapons effects, Terminal ballistics, Predictions, Human body, Exposure(General), Blast, Hangars, Concrete, Wood, Fragments, Hazards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE