Accession Number : ADA259255


Title :   Calculational Investigation for Mine-Clearance Experiments


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 1980-29 Aug 1981


Corporate Author : SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE INC ALBUQUERQUE NM


Personal Author(s) : Needham, Charles E ; Crepeau, Joseph E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259255.pdf


Report Date : 31 Aug 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 72


Abstract : The detonation of military line charges is being considered as a means to clear battlefields of implanted pressure-sensitive antitank mines.. Such charges have an undesirable characteristic, however, in that, for distances less than about 1 m from the line charge, phase duration of the positive overpressure is too short to detonate the mines. This region in which mine clearance may not occur is called the skip zone.... Line-Charge Effects, Mine Clearance, Skip Zone, Airblast, Hydrodynamic Computer Calculations, High Explosive Experiments, Line Charge Experiments, Line-Charge Calculations, and Charge Configuration Improvement.


Descriptors :   *OVERPRESSURE , *MINE CLEARANCE , *ANTITANK MINES , *DETONATIONS , BATTLEFIELDS , HIGH EXPLOSIVES , CONFIGURATIONS , PRESSURE


Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare
      Explosions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE