UNDERWATER FREE-FIELD PRESSURES TO JUST BEYOND TARGET LOCATIONS
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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Mechanical, piezoelectric, and Wiancko pressure time gages and ball- crusher peak-pressure gages were used to measure the underwater free-field pressures from the deep explosion of an atomic bomb predicted to have the energy of 66 x 10 to the 6th power lb of TNT. Gages were located at distances from Surface Zero from about 2000 to 12,000 ft and were suspended at depths down to 2000 ft from buoys, LCM hulls, and YFNB barges. Although many of the gages and records were lost, there was an adequate number of backup systems that provided a wealth of detailed pressure data.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics