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AIR SHOCK FILLING OF MODEL ROOMS
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The results of model room and chamber filling are given for two- and three-dimensional models exposed to shock waves 5-10 psi overpressure produced in the 4 x 15 in. and 24 in. shock tubes. Additional results are given for a field experiment in which a 3 ft cubic room was exposed to a 5 psi overpressure blast wave from the explosion of 100 tons of TNT. The results are presented on pressure-time filling records and on high speed photographs. A smoke grid technique was used to illustrate the shock filling process.
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