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What is a “Safety Distance” for a Shell?

Tom Smith

Abstract: This paper outlines the risk assessment methodologies and calculates the risks affecting the audience from the malfunctioning of shells.  Risks may arise from premature functioning of shells, from stars falling on the audience from low bursting shells, and from shells bursting in or near the audience.  Two mathematical approaches are taken using Shellcalc©derived data to determine the distances from the firing point of a shell that lead to an individual risk to a member of the audience.

Keywords: shells, risks, fallout, debris

Ref: JPyro, Issue 29, 2010, pp12-31
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