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Title: Brick model tests of shallow underground magazines
Authors: Norwegian Defence Construction Service.
Great Britain Ministry of Defence. Directorate of Health and Safety.
United States. Department of Defense. Explosives Safety Board.
Joachim, Charles E.
Rubin de la Borbolla, George S.
Keywords: Ammunition storage
Explosives safety
Accidental explosions
Underground magazines
Underground construction
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-92-2.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: A series of 1:25-scale model tests in a brick test bed were conducted to investigate the airblast and debris hazards from accidental explosions in shallow underground magazines in jointed rock. The results demonstrated that the blast effects produced in a large-scale test of a shallow magazine could be reproduced with reasonable accuracy in a 1:25-scale model. The model tests also provided an experimental basis for extending the results of the large-scale test to account for variations in the thickness and strength of the rock cover and in the chamber loading density.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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