Accession Number:

AD0291494

Title:

CRATERS FORMED BY SMALL EXPLOSIONS IN DRY SAND

Descriptive Note:

Miscellaneous paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE