SIMULATION OF AIR-BLAST-INDUCED GROUND MOTION, PHASE I
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM KIRTLAND AFB United States
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An analytical and experimental program was performed to determine the most promising techniques for simulating the air-blast-induced ground motions from a large yield nuclear weapon. Two techniques were then selected for further development. One of the selected techniques employs a detonable gas mixture and the other a prima cord matrix to generate a traveling shock wave which loads the ground. The nuclear air-blast overpressure environment is described and the simulation produced by either scheme is compared with this environment. The prima cord technique was then selected because it was found to be the most practical and economical. Sufficient data are presented to enable the design of simulation experiments which use either technique.