Accession Number : ADP005310

Title :   Optimal Design of Ammunition Storage Facilities to Withstand Conventional Weapons Effects,

Corporate Author : EYTAN BUILDING DESIGN LTD TEL AVIV (ISRAEL)

Personal Author(s) : Eytan,Reuben

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The paper deals with the optimal design of ammunition storage facilities to withstand conventional weapons attacks both in conventional warfare and in commando/terrorist attacks. The structures discussed are storage magazines and assembly facilities and represent actual projects already constructed. Several of the latest weapons and explosive devices used by terrorists worldwide are described, as well as potential damages to the ammunition related facilities and the surrounding structures and installations. The conceptual security, hardening, and protection countermeasures are presented and the optimal design of the entire facility as well as of the individual structures is described.

Descriptors :   *BLAST RESISTANT SHELTERS, *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, WEAPONS, EXPLOSIVES, SHOCK RESISTANCE, STORAGE, AMMUNITION, MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE), FACILITIES, SECURITY, HARDENING, PROTECTION, COUNTERMEASURES, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Explosions
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE