Accession Number:

AD0693105

Title:

ESTIMATE OF MAN'S TOLERANCE TO THE DIRECT EFFECTS OF AIR BLAST

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.

Corporate Author:

LOVELACE FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Tolerance indices were determined, allowing for the effects of body mass, for thirteen mammalian species using the results of experiments in which animals were exposed near a normally reflecting surface to shocked blast waves whose durations ranged from 0.24 to 400 msec. A general equation was developed for expressing the interrelations between overpressure, duration of the blast wave, body mass, and probability of survival.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE