Accession Number:

AD0600564

Title:

EFFECTIVENESS OF A GRID IN A BLAST SIMULATOR.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Test results are presented which demonstrate the effectiveness of a layered grid in increasing the duration of the loading in the NCEL blast simulator. The tests were performed to check the hypothesis that long-duration loads could be obtained in a semi-closed load generation system without developing objectionable reflected pressures. This information was needed to check out a principle of operation for a proposed traveling wave blast simulator. The data demonstrate that it is possible to materially increase the duration for a given energy expenditure and simultaneously prevent the formation of large reflected pressure waves. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE