damage radius


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damage radius

[′dam·ij ‚rād·ē·əs]
(ordnance)
The distance at which, in terms of experience or theoretical calculations, certain types of damage can be expected from a specified type of explosive item.
In atomic explosion, the distance from ground zero at which there is a 50% probability that a target element susceptible to the weapon effect considered will be damaged.
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An analysis of the quake's magnitude and damage radius must be done to determine how many policies in force may be affected and how many claims professionals, experts and ancillary personnel will need to be called into action.
The speed of the aircraft imparts kinetic energy to the tires and as a result of high-speed motion the tire debris have a larger damage radius. Tire explosions after the aircraft comes to a stop could potentially be fatal to maintenance or ground personnel that approach the tire area before temperatures have decreased.
At higher speeds, tire debris have a larger damage radius. Tire explosions after the aircraft comes to a stop could potentially be fatal to maintenance or ground personnel who approach the tire area before temperatures have decreased.
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