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Title: Packing Configurations of PBX-9501 Cylinders to Reduce the Probability of a Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT)

Abstract

The detonation of hundreds of explosive devices from either a transportation or storage accident is an extremely dangerous event. This paper focuses on identifying ways of packing/storing arrays of explosive cylinders that will reduce the probability of a Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT). The Uintah Computational Framework was utilized to predict the conditions necessary for a large scale DDT to occur. The results showed that the arrangement of the explosive cylinders and the number of devices packed in a “box” greatly effects the probability of a detonation.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA
  2. Weber State University, Ogden, UT 84408 USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1565541
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 0721-3115
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Chemistry; Engineering

Citation Formats

Beckvermit, Jacqueline, Harman, Todd, Wight, Charles, and Berzins, Martin. Packing Configurations of PBX-9501 Cylinders to Reduce the Probability of a Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT). United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1002/prep.201500331.
Beckvermit, Jacqueline, Harman, Todd, Wight, Charles, & Berzins, Martin. Packing Configurations of PBX-9501 Cylinders to Reduce the Probability of a Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT). United States. doi:10.1002/prep.201500331.
Beckvermit, Jacqueline, Harman, Todd, Wight, Charles, and Berzins, Martin. Thu . "Packing Configurations of PBX-9501 Cylinders to Reduce the Probability of a Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT)". United States. doi:10.1002/prep.201500331.
@article{osti_1565541,
title = {Packing Configurations of PBX-9501 Cylinders to Reduce the Probability of a Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT)},
author = {Beckvermit, Jacqueline and Harman, Todd and Wight, Charles and Berzins, Martin},
abstractNote = {The detonation of hundreds of explosive devices from either a transportation or storage accident is an extremely dangerous event. This paper focuses on identifying ways of packing/storing arrays of explosive cylinders that will reduce the probability of a Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT). The Uintah Computational Framework was utilized to predict the conditions necessary for a large scale DDT to occur. The results showed that the arrangement of the explosive cylinders and the number of devices packed in a “box” greatly effects the probability of a detonation.},
doi = {10.1002/prep.201500331},
journal = {Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics},
issn = {0721-3115},
number = 6,
volume = 41,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {8}
}

Works referenced in this record:

Computing Hell
journal, January 2013