Accession Number : AD0468313


Title :   THE RATE AND MAGNITUDE OF EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION REQUIRED TO PRODUCE LETHAL EFFECTS IN ALBINO RATS


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FL


Personal Author(s) : Hall, Arthur L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/468313.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jan 1957


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : Control groups of rats were decompressed from sea level to 40,000 feet, 69,000 feet, and 105,000 feet in 0.53, 0.9, and 1.11 seconds respectively. Experimental groups of rats were explosively decompressed over the same ranges as the control groups at rates of 0.0043, 0.0068, and 0.0075 second respectively. No control rats were killed, but 40%, 70% respectively of the experimental rats died as a result of the explosive decompression.


Descriptors :   *TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY) , *EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION , RATS , HIGH ALTITUDE , RESPIRATORY SYSTEM , PRESSURE BREATHING , HEMORRHAGE , TIME STUDIES , PATHOLOGY , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE