Accession Number:

AD0285599

Title:

SURFACE AIR BLAST MEASUREMENTS FROM A 100-TON TNT DETONATION

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1962-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The free field pressure-time histories measured at selected distances from a 100-ton TNT surface burst are presented. Included are plots of overpressure, duration, impulse, arrival time, and dynamic pressure all - versus distance. The measured values are compared with predicted curves which were prepared by scaling results from 5-ton and 20-ton surface bursts of the same geometrical shape and fired in the same gen ral area. The geometrical shape is a simulated hemisphere which was constructed by stacking cast TNT blocks in a planned pattern.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE