Making use of optimization, nondeterministic analysis, and numerical simulation to assess firing set robustness in a fire

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One emphasis of weapon surety (safety and security) at Sandia National Laboratories is the assessment of fire-related risk to weapon systems. New developments in computing hardware and software make possible the application of a new generation of very powerful analysis tools for surety assessment. This paper illustrates the application of some of these computational tools to assess the robustness of a conceptual firing set design in severe thermal environments. With these assessment tools, systematic interrogation of the parameter space governing the thermal robustness of the firing set has revealed much greater vulnerability than traditional ad hoc techniques had indicated. These ... continued below

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Romero, V.J. August 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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One emphasis of weapon surety (safety and security) at Sandia National Laboratories is the assessment of fire-related risk to weapon systems. New developments in computing hardware and software make possible the application of a new generation of very powerful analysis tools for surety assessment. This paper illustrates the application of some of these computational tools to assess the robustness of a conceptual firing set design in severe thermal environments. With these assessment tools, systematic interrogation of the parameter space governing the thermal robustness of the firing set has revealed much greater vulnerability than traditional ad hoc techniques had indicated. These newer techniques should be routinely applied in weapon design and assessment to produce more fully characterized and robust systems where weapon surety is paramount. As well as helping expose and quantify vulnerabilities in systems, these tools can be used in design and resource allocation processes to build safer, more reliable, more optimal systems.

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  • 14. national system safety conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 12-17 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96013834
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2046C
  • Report No.: CONF-960869--16
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 273807
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672574

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Romero, V.J. Making use of optimization, nondeterministic analysis, and numerical simulation to assess firing set robustness in a fire, article, August 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672574/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.