Accession Number:

AD0735652

Title:

Project Pre-Schooner II: Air-Blast Measurements,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SANDIA LABS ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Air blast resulting from detonation of 85.5 tons of nitromethane buried 71 feet in rhyolite rock was measured close-in, both along the ground and in a vertical field above the explosion, and also at long distances from the explosion. Close-in-air-blast wave forms consisted of two positive pulses, the first induced by the ground shock and the second, larger, pulse from venting gas. Measured ground-shock-induced peak overpressures were larger than anticipated. A tentative overpressure and energy distribution in the field above the explosion was derived. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE