Accession Number : ADP004876

Title :   Peacekeeper Quantity-Distance Verification Program. Part 1. Analytical and Experimental Program for Quantity-Distance Evaluation of Peacekeeper Missiles in Minuteman Silos,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC MISSILE OFFICE NORTON AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Mattern,S. F.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : An analytical and experimental program was conducted for the purpose of establishing quantity-distance (Q-D) criteria associated with an explosion of a Peacekeeper missile in an operational Minuteman silo. The experimental program consisted of the detonation of high explosive charges within 1/10- and 1/4-scale models of a Minuteman silo, and a 1000-lb TNT calibration test. Measurements were made of airblast overpressures and fragment dispersion characteristics. The airblast measurements were highly successful with all the pressure channels recording and providing good data. Color-coded structural fragments were evaluated in terms of dimension, weight, number, and location for the purpose of the Q-D analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, *GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, *ACCIDENTS, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, SCALE MODELS, MEASUREMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE