Accession Number : ADP005327

Title :   Criteria for Blast Damage from Distant Gun Fire and Explosions,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,William J.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Activities on many Army installations involve the firing of guns and the detonation of explosives. These activities generate blast waves that propagate to neighboring communities claims, reviews the types of residential damage claimed, and describes the blast damage threshold criteria. This paper recommends 'safe from damage' distances for typical military blast-producing events.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *GUNFIRE, *BLAST WAVES, *COMMUNITIES, *LITIGATION, WAVE PROPAGATION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, STRUCTURES, SAFETY, RANGE(DISTANCE), ARMY OPERATIONS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Explosions
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE