NOTE ON THE DETERMINATION OF THE FORM OF AIR SHOCKS FROM THE DECAY CURVE
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Pagination or Media Count:
Expressions connecting the first derivative of the shock parameters just behind the front with the decay curves are given in the form convenient for comparison with experimental results, for plane, cylindrical and spherical shocks. Comparison of pressure-time gage measurements on spherical shocks with the decay curve for shocks from spherical Pentolite charges is included. The discussion is preliminary to the determination of the form of the shock from these charges now being undertaken by integration of the hydrodynamic equations along the Kirkwood-Brinkley decay curve.