Accession Number:

AD0712752

Title:

LUMINOSITY FROM MULTI-TON TNT EXPLOSIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-22

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The luminosity-time history of a multi-ton TNT-block explosion contains several maxima and minima. We find that the times of appearance of these are controlled by the airshock and can be scaled from one multi-ton explosion of weight Y to another by Y to the 13. The magnitudes, however, cannot be scaled. The spectral composition of the luminosity changes with time. Radiating species in the blue such as CN, CH, NH, O2- Herzberg can be identified. The strongly radiating species in the red have not been identified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE