Accession Number : ADP004899

Title :   Velocity of Debris from Bursting Explosives Storage Bunkers with Soil Overburden,

Corporate Author : MESSERSCHMITT-BOELKOW-BLOHM G M B H MUNICH (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Jager,E. H.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The velocity and range of roof fragments of an earth covered vented bunker on detonation of a mass of explosive contained therein has been calculated by means of a simple analytical techniques, devised originally for calculating the velocity of fragments from bursting pressurized-gas vessels. A 1/10 scale model experiment gave a result very close to the predicted values. Also, a recent incident with a 200-kg HE charge in a 250 cu m bunker gave evidence that agreed well with the results calculated by both the debris range and the appurtenance range (venting-area-hazard) approaches presented here. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BURSTING CHARGES, *DEBRIS, *VELOCITY, FRAGMENTS, COMPUTATIONS, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, STORAGE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE