Feasibility and design of blast mitigation systems for naval applications using water mist fire suppression systems

dc.contributor.advisorBurke, David V.
dc.contributor.authorKitchenka, Julie A.
dc.contributor.corporateCIVINS (Civilian Institutions)
dc.contributor.departmentOcean Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.contributor.secondreaderKausel, Eduardo
dc.dateJune 2004
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:32:00Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:32:00Z
dc.date.issued2004-06
dc.descriptionCIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis documenten_US
dc.description.abstractThe recent trend of using fine water mist systems to replace the legacy HALON-1301 fire suppression systems warrants further study into other applications of the water mist systems. Preliminary research and investigation indicates that fine mists (20-25 micro droplet size) may reduce peak overpressures of a shock wave traveling through a space. Such pressure reductions could be used to mitigate the destructive effects of a shock wave (initiated by an explosive device) traveling through a structure. Currently these blast mitigation effects have only been demonstrated in small-scale shock tube tests and computer simulations. Uncertainty exists as to the scalability of such a system. The intention of this research is to investigate the applicability of such a blast mitigation system for shipboard use. Study into the degree of mitigation necessary to make a system practical for shipboard installation was conducted. In addition, a theoretical study of the mechanisms of blast mitigation using water mists was completed.en_US
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dc.description.funderCIVINSen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/feasibilitynddes109451473
dc.format.extent127 leaves : ill.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/1473
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFire extinctionen_US
dc.subject.lcshBlast effecten_US
dc.subject.lcshShock wavesen_US
dc.titleFeasibility and design of blast mitigation systems for naval applications using water mist fire suppression systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Sciencesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
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