TRANSLATIONAL EFFECTS OF AIR BLAST FROM HIGH EXPLOSIVES
LOVELACE FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ALBUQUERQUE NM
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The results of a theoretical study concerning computed velocity, displacement, and acceleration as functions of time for a variety of objects exposed to blast waves with 12 maximum overpressures ranging from 1 to 20 atm are presented. Although all computations were made for 1 ton of high explosives burst in free air, the results may be readily scaled to lower or higher yields and to surface bursts. The translated objects, or missiles, are identified in this study by their acceleration coefficients which range from 0. 01 to 6.0 sq ftlb.