Accession Number : AD0449417


Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A ROCKET-BLAST SIMULATOR: DESIGN AND TEST.


Descriptive Note : Rept. for Nov 62-Feb 63,


Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Spellman, Edsel A


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : This report describes the engineering design, development, and testing of a facility used to simulate the effects of rocket blast upon military personnel. The most formidable problems encountered were (1) the necessity of achieving a high-order reliability to assure safety, and (2) the requirements for a total pressure rise within five milliseconds to achieve high blast impulse. Both of these problems were resolved through the design of a novel side-mounted valve actuated by a sudden pressure differential resulting from the bursting of a pressurized diaphragm. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ROCKET LAUNCHING , *EXHAUST GASES , *ROCKET LAUNCHERS , BLAST , HAZARDS , HUMANS , SIMULATORS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , STRESSES , SAFETY , CAPTIVE TESTS , WEIGHT , PRESSURE , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , VALVES , DIAPHRAGMS(MECHANICS)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE