Accession Number:

AD0645694

Title:

AN OMINDIRECTIONAL PRESSURE GAGE FOR MEASUREMENT OF WEAK BLAST WAVES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

An aerodynamic sensor was developed which is applicable to the measurement of the static pressure behind weak blast waves. The sensor is a ventilated sphere suitable for use with various types of electronic sensing units. A method used for prediction of response characteristics, ventilation coefficients, and sizing parameters gave good preliminary results in the range of 3 to 10 psi overpressures. Preliminary test results indicate a considerable increase in omnidirectional capability over previous gage types for this application. The preliminary program was limited to design of an experimental configuration and evaluation of concept feasibility. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE