Accession Number : AD0473711
Title : ON THE SCALING OF PRESSURES FROM NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS WITH SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE VALIDITY OF THE POINT-SOURCE SOLUTION
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
Personal Author(s) : Lutzky, M ; Lehto, D
Report Date : 17 Sep 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : A discussion is presented on the scaling of pressure-distance curves for a particular model of a nuclear explosion using an ideal-gas equation of state. A family of non-dimensional curves is presented which allows scaling to different ambient conditions for a given energy source. These curves also make possible scaling close-in to the initial fireball. It is shown that the theoretical point-source solution for an ideal gas agrees with the computed solutions, except at close-in distances and at shock strengths below 50. It is shown that neither of these ideal-gas solutions agrees as well with experiment as a real-gas solution.
Descriptors : *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , *SCALING FACTOR , *EQUATIONS OF STATE , SIMULATION , SOURCES , MEASUREMENT , SHOCK WAVES , PRESSURE , ONE DIMENSIONAL FLOW , HYDRODYNAMICS , THEORY , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , GASES , MODEL TESTS , SCALE
Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE