Print Email Facebook Twitter The development and application of the Klotz Group software Title The development and application of the Klotz Group software Author TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Dörr, A. van der Voort, M.M. Kummer, P. Pfanner, T. Weerheijm, J. van Amelsfort, R.J.M. Publication year 2008 Abstract The international group of experts on explosive safety ‘Klotz Group’ is developing an engineering tool (KG-ETool) for the prediction of debris throw from reinforced concrete structures after an accidental explosion. The tool is based on state-of-the-art knowledge, and available debris pick-up data from a number of trials. With the help of this data, relations have been obtained for the distributions of debris mass, initial velocity and launch direction as a function of the loading density. In combination with trajectory calculations and the source function theorem, the model is used as a prediction tool. In a joint effort sponsored by the Klotz Group TNO and EMI implemented the KG ET approach in a software program. The first version of the software was handed over to the Klotz Group end of July 2008. The first part of the paper addresses the underlying theory as well as the graphical user interface and associated output. In the second part of the paper results of a sensitivity study are presented and a comparison is made with the Kasun II trials. Subject DebrisFragmentsDragImpactRisk assessment2015 Observation, Weapon & Protection SystemsEBP - Explosions, Ballistics & Protection To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ebff3219-5a33-4ded-90c9-8dc242eeb0fb TNO identifier 183588 Source 33rd Department of Defense Explosives Safety Seminar (DDESB): "Operationalizing Explosives Safety", Palm Springs, CA, USA, 12-14 August 2008 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.