Accession Number : ADP004898

Title :   Hastings Igloo Hazards Tests for Small Explosive Charges,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Reeves,H. J. ; Robinson,W. T.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Full-scale field tests have been conducted to characterize the hazards to an exposed site when limited quantities of bulk explosives are positioned inside igloo magazines and statically detonated. Specific test objectives were to (1) determine the explosive quantity which, when detonated inside a standard-size, earth-covered magazine, produces no significant external effect; and (2) evaluate the dispersal of structure debris and measure external air blast for the range of explosive quantities from that marginally contained, up to 68 Kg (150 lb). Test results in the form of overall structural response, air blast measurements, and hazardous fragment distributions air provided for selected explosive charge weights from 5.4 Kg (12 lb) to 68 Kg (150 lb). (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE), *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, *HAZARDS, FIELD TESTS, DETONATIONS, DEBRIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE