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Title: An evaluation of the separated bay concept for a munition assembly complex : an experimental investigation of the Department of Energy Building 12-64 Complex
Authors: United States. Department of Energy. Albuquerque Operations. Amarillo Area Office.
Volz, Robert D.
Kiger, Sam A.
Keywords: Accidental explosions
Soil-structure interaction
Structural response
Blast effects
Explosion effects
Vibration testing
Ground shock
Weapons industry
Munitions industry
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-83-6.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The Munition Assembly Complex, Building 12-64, located at Pantex, Tex., uses the separated bay concept to isolate adjacent bays from one another. Tests were conducted by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station to investigate the possibility of an accidental explosion in one bay causing personnel injury in an adjacent bay, and to collect data that can be used to improve future designs of this type. Tests, simulating an accidental explosion, were conducted in a full size donor with a partially completed adjacent acceptor bay, and in a 1/2-scale donor bay with a complete adjacent acceptor bay, access tunnels, and blast doors. Data from these tests indicate the separated bay concept is a cost efficient way to insure the safety of adjacent bays in case of an accidental explosion. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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