Accession Number:

AD0661804

Title:

PRESSURE-PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF DEEP EXPLOSIONS AS FUNCTIONS OF DEPTH AND RANGE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-21

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Thirty-eight TNT and 18 HBX-3 charges weighing one, eight, and fifty pounds were fired at depths between 500 and 14,000 ft pressure-time data were measured directly above at 185-ft depth. The shock wave peak pressure was independent of depth and decayed with reduced range as in the shallow water case. Durations were a function of depth alone. Empirical equations were derived which show that all other pressure-pulse characteristics can be expressed as functions of depth as well as range.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE