Accession Number : AD0474779


Title :   STRUCTURAL REACTION PROGRAM. NATIONAL SONIC BOOM STUDY PROFECT. VOLUME 2


Corporate Author : BLUME (JOHN A) AND ASSOCIATES SAN FRANCISCO CA RESEARCH DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/474779.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 240


Abstract : The two volumes of this report describes the results of the national sonic boom structural response study conducted at the White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, N.M. It is one of the ongoining series of sonic boom research programs conducted by the Government in the Supersonic Transport Development Program. The primary objective was determination of sonic boom overpressure damage index levels associated with various types of structural material such as plaster, glass and masonry. The test area included 21 structures varying in design, construction and age. Furniture, mirrors, television sets and other home appliances, dishes, crystal, bric-a-brac and various other items were in the test structures. The test site was exposed to 1494 sonic booms of overpressures ranging from 1.6 to 23.4 pounds per square foot (p.s.f.). Sonic booms and structural material reaction were measured. To study the cumulative effects of repeated sonic booms, 680 successive flights at a scheduled overpressure of 5.0 p.s.f. It is concluded that no previously undamaged material was identified during the accumulative effects portion of the study. Sonic boom overpressure levels at which incieient effects appear in structures and materials are presented.


Descriptors :   *BUILDINGS , *SONIC BOOM , DAMAGE , SPECIFICATIONS , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , JET FIGHTERS , JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS , PREFABRICATED BUILDINGS , SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT , NEW MEXICO , TABLES(DATA) , PRESSURE , SHOCK WAVES , STRUCTURES


Subject Categories : Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE