CRATERS FORMED BY SMALL EXPLOSIONS IN DRY SAND
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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In 1955, the Waterways Experiment Station WES completed a study of the effects of explosions in shallow water. During the course of this study, a great number of charges of various weights were detonated in shallow water over a sand bottom. As the shallow-water explosion effects program progressed, it became desirable to compare cratering data from charges fired in a water layer with data from charges fired as equivalent height of burst over dry media. A series of cratering shots were fired over, on, and within a dry-sand media in order to make possible this comparison. Such a comparison was made in the shallow-water report however, the detailed results of the abbreviated test series in dry and were not reported therein. It is therefore the purpose of this paper to a describe the tests and b report the results and conclusions that are appropriate when the dry-sand cratering data are treated separately.