Accession Number:

AD0630654

Title:

TRANSFORMATIONS FOR SCALING OF CLOSE-IN PRESSURES FROM NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This report presents scaling methods for pressure -distance curves for a simplified model of a nuclear explosion. It is found that different scaling variables are useful in different regimes, one set yielding a single dimensionless curve in the close-in region, while another set yields a single curve in the limit of large distances. These scaling methods are exact for an ideal gas, except for deviations caused by the second shock. For real air, additional discrepancies are introduced but the scaling is still sufficiently accurate to be useful. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE