AIR PRESSURE AND GROUND SHOCK MEASUREMENTS
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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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.
- Nuclear Weapons