CLOSE-IN PHENOMENA OF BURIED EXPLOSIONS
SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM
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A phenomenological description of spherical wave propagation from buried explosions has been developed and compared with experimental data. The express purpose of this effort has been to obtain a simple analytical description without resort to the formidable difficulties of a more rigorous mathematical approach and without detailed consideration of the numerous possible complex phenomena which occur in the close-in region. Objectives were to obtain, in terms of a few parameters which characterize gross properties of media, expression for the decay of wave pressure with distance which could then be compared with numerous available data. Calculations have been compared with data from both nuclear and chemical explosions in granite, halite, volcanic tuff and desert alluvium over the complete range of pressures found in all regions from the hydrodynamic to the elastic. The results of calculation are presently as accurate as those of other methods.