Accession Number : ADP001799

Title :   DIRECT COURSE Blast Shelter Entranceway and Blast Door Experiments,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Kiger,S. A. ; Hyde,D. W.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The DIRECT COURSE Event is a high-explosive simulation of a 1-kt height-of-burst nuclear weapon. DIRECT COURSE is sponsored by the Defense Nuclear Agency and is scheduled for September 1983 at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Three entranceway experiments will be fielded, one full size complete with two blast doors to document structural response and loading in the simulated 1-kt blast environment. Also, two 1/10-scale models, one double and one single entrance configuration, will be used to obtain blast pressure data that can be scaled to a 1-Mt blast environment. Results from these experiments will be used to evaluate and improve structural response calculations for the 1-kt environment, and to obtain loading data for a 1-Mt environment. These data will be used to design entranceways and blast environment. Results from these experiments will be used to evaluate and improve structural response calculations for the 1-kt environment, and to obtain loading data for a 1-Mt environment. These data will be used to design entranceways and blast doors for the key worker blast shelter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, BLAST, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, FALLOUT SHELTERS, DOORS, BLAST WAVES, SHOCK WAVES, LOADS(FORCES), BLAST LOADS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, TUNNELS, SOIL MECHANICS, SOIL DYNAMICS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE