A Two-Camera System to Study Underwater Explosions
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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A photographic system is described which uses two high-speed framing cameras, special illumination techniques, and appropriate synchronization to study the behavior of small underwater explosions in both the microsecond and millisecond time ranges. A Cordin camera is used to study pressure pulse behavior and the formation of cavitation fields. A Fastax camera is used to study the bubble effect and gross water motion. Typical results obtained from such a two-camera system are discussed in terms of one specific test.