Accession Number : AD0473913


Title :   OPERATION CROSSROADS. REPORT OF BUREAU OF SHIPS INSTRUMENTATION GROUP SECTION III. UNDERWATER PRESSURE TIME MEASUREMENTS


Corporate Author : JOINT TASK FORCE ONE WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Greenfield, M ; Hirsch, A ; Stiller, B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/473913.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1957


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : Pressure-time measurements were made of the underwater pressure waves generated in Tests Able and Baker. No records permitting analysis were obtained in Test Able because the explosion occurred some distance from the intended targets and pressures at the gage location were far below those for which the instrument had been set. In Test Baker three pressure-time records were obtained. Because of poor response characteristics of the recording channels, the records obtained do not truly represent the pressure-time history of the shock wave. However, values for the real peak pressures and durations have been derived from the records and are discussed in the report. (Author)


Descriptors :   *INSTRUMENTATION , NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , MEASUREMENT , SHIPS , SHOCK WAVES , PRESSURE GAGES , TIME , PRESSURE , UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS


Subject Categories : Nuclear Explosions and Devices(non-military)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE