SURFACE AIR BLAST MEASUREMENTS FROM A 100-TON TNT DETONATION
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.
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