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THE EFFECT OF THERMAL RADIATION ON MATERIALS
NEW YORK NAVAL SHIPYARD BROOKLYN BROOKLYN United States
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Various material indicators were exposed to the thermal radiation of the atomic explosions at BUSTER to determine the effects of this exposure on these materials, the degree of correlation between these effects and those produced by laboratory sources of thermal radiation, and some of the characteristics of the radiation. These studies are a continuation of those made during GREENHOUSE, with emphasis on the effective time with regard to initiating and sustaining the process of damage to materials, the effects of target geometry, the evaluation of protective measures and and the irradiance-time and spectral characteristics of the radiation.
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