Accession Number:

AD0742673

Title:

A Revised Empirical Approach to Airblast Prediction

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER EXPLOSIVE EXCAVATION RESEARCH OFFICE LIVERMORE CA

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

Airblast from buried chemical and nuclear detonations has been under systematic investigation for two decades. There now exists a sizable body of information collected during field experiments conducted over the years. The report contains a summary compilation of the available data for all significant large-yield events and synthesizes these data into an empirical prediction method. Since the airblast from buried detonations approaches a consistent attenuation at the longer ranges of interest for safety predictions, a purely empirical transmission factor analysis based on consistent longer range data from subsurface detonations is used.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE