Accession Number:

AD0260391

Title:

HYDRA PROGRAM. UNDERWATER EXPLOSION BUBBLE'S TIME HISTORY

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NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-06-02

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A brief description of the physical phenomena gas bubble, shock wave, and water flow - arising from an underwater spherical chemical detonation, along with a critique of past work on the subject is presented. Assuming a non-steady, irrotational, compressible, unbounded water flow in a zero gravitational field, and using appropriate fluid dynamic and certain assumed thermodynamic relations, the exact equation for the water potential function F is derived. The general solution, Fr,t, is discussed, and two particular solutions, with boundary conditions applied, are presented for the bubble radius at up to the time of first maximum radius. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE