Fire modeling for cook-off in ordnance magazines

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Callaham, Timothy P.
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Kelleher, Matthew
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1996-12
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December, 1996
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
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In this study, the time temperature profile of a missile exposed to fire in a compartment adjacent to the missile magazine is examined. The study required the development of a heat transfer model based on the geometry and thermophysical properties of a new concept for a vertical launching system, the Concentric Canister Launcher (CCL). Different fire scenarios are analyzed by the model to predict the time it takes to reach a critical value or 'cook-off' temperature of the missile's propellant and explosives.
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xvi, 100 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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