Accession Number:

AD0373321

Title:

AIR PRESSURE AND GROUND SHOCK MEASUREMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

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Report Date:

1955-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

222.0

Abstract:

The specific objectives of Project 1.lb included the determination of pressure vs time variations with ground range, at and near the ground surface, for five nuclear shots detonated at very high, intermediate, and relatively low heights of burst, as well as a limited study of the near-surface underground accelerations produced by air burst explosions. Using these data, the report discusses air blast scaling laws, Mach reflection path of the triple point, precursor characteristics, the empirical height of burst chart, and earth accelerations. The results of some experiments on instrumentation are appended.

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Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE