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Title: Alternative methods for proposed explosive demolition of large, obsolete POL storage tanks, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Authors: Fort Leonard Wood (Mo.)
Ingram, James K.
Cheek, James B.
Keywords: Air blast
Explosive demolition
Fort Leonard Wood (Mo.)
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-93-21.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A desk study was undertaken to assess explosion demolition methodologies that would allow Army Explosive Ordinance Demolition (EOD) engineer teams assigned to Ft. Leonard Wood to safely and effectively demolish to ground level three very large metal POL (petroleum, oil, and lubricant) storage tanks. These tanks have outlived their usefulness and are scheduled for removal by the most rapid and cost effective method. An analysis by Ft. Leonard Wood determined explosive demolition to be the method of choice. A primary concern was possible corollary damage to nearby military and civilian housing and occupants. This study investigated several explosive sources and methodologies and provided predictions of corollary damage effects versus distance from the charge to be expected for explosive charge weights ranging from 10 to 500 lb. Prediction curves were developed for both ideal and average weather conditions.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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