Accession Number : ADA801413


Title :   Apparatus for the Measurement of Air Blast Pressures by Means of Piezoelectric Gauges


Corporate Author : UNDERWATER EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH LAB WOODS HOLE MA


Personal Author(s) : Fraenkel, G K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a801413.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1946


Pagination or Media Count : 240


Abstract : Description and requirements are given of an apparatus used for measuring, by means of a piezoelectric gage, peak pressure and positive impulse in air blast from high explosives. Technique of measuring shock-wave velocity, from which peak pressure may be calculated, is described. Application of equation which relates pressure to velocity is discussed. Reproductions of typical oscillograms obtained with this apparatus are presented.


Descriptors :   *PIEZOELECTRIC GAGES , *BLAST , *PRESSURE , SHOCK WAVES , HIGH EXPLOSIVES , PEAK VALUES , MEASUREMENT , VELOCITY , AIRBORNE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE