WORKBOOK FOR ESTIMATING EFFECTS OF ACCIDENTAL EXPLOSIONS IN PROPELLANT GROUND HANDLING AND TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

A workbook is presented to supplement an earlier NASA publication, which was intended to provide the designer and safety engineer with rapid methods for predicting damage and hazards from explosions of liquid propellant and compressed gas vessels used in ground storage, transport and handling. Information is presented in the form of graphs and tables to allow easy calculation, using only desk or handheld calculators. Topics covered in various chapters are: (1) estimates of explosive yield; (2) characteristics of pressure waves; (3) effects of pressure waves; (4) characteristics of fragments; and (5) effects of fragments and related topics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  USA  78228-0510
  • Authors:
    • BAKER, W E
    • Kulesz, J J
    • Ricker, R E
    • Westine, P S
    • Parr, V B
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 274 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-3023 Final Rpt., REPT-02-4778
  • Contract Numbers: NAS3-20497
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM