Accession Number:

AD0276553

Title:

PREDICTING SONIC PULSE SHAPES OF UNDERWATER SPARK DISCHARGES

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Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

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Report Date:

1962-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Measurements of the acoustic pressure of spark discharges were made at a shallow depth 10 feet for various voltages, stored energies, inductances and capacitances of the system, and electrode areas. The voltages ranged from 1500 V to 11 KV, and the energy storing capacitances from 8 to 800 microfarads. In this range the peak pressure observed was proportional to peak current and the decay constant of the pressure-time curve was essentially the same as the electrical discharge decay constant. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE