EJECTA DISTRIBUTION FROM FLAT TOP 1 EVENT
BOEING CO SEATTLE WA
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A study was made of the distribution of ejecta from the crater formed by exploding 20 tons of TNT at the surface of a limestone outcrop. The distributions of both in situ material and material artificially introduced into the medium before the explosion are described. Variations with distance from burst point in ejecta areal density and the size distribution of ejecta are analyzed. Relationships between ejecta distribution and site topography and geology are discussed. Suggestions are made as to further work directed toward improving methods of predicting ejecta distribution from large explosions on rock.
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