ACCIDENT-RESISTANT CONTAINER: SAFETY FOR WARHEAD TRANSPORT. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Development testing of model and full-scale hardware to the abnormal environments created during a cargo aircraft crash has demonstrated that the accident-resistant container (ARC) can protect an enclosed warhead from these abnormal environments. This protection reduces the probability of initiation of the warhead HE. Transfer of the plutonium limit to the ARC may permit transporting increased numbers of warheads on a single transport vehicle. Testing of one warhead configuration has been completed. Production can be initiated for transporting that system in the ARC. Other systems need test evaluation and certification before being transported in the ARC.
SANDIA LABORATORIESALBUQUERQUE, NM United States
- Berry, R E
- Publication Date: 1975-11
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Commodities; Containers; Crashes; Design; Explosions; Fires; Freight transportation; Nuclear energy; Nuclear engineering; Nuclear weapons; Plutonium; Prevention; Railroads; Safety; Shock (Mechanics); Specifications; Standards; Transportation; Trucks; Weapons
- Uncontrolled Terms: Safety standards
- Old TRIS Terms: Impact shock; Nuclear applications; Railway
- Subject Areas: Design; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00136574
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: AT(29-1)-789
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM