Accession Number:

AD0749751

Title:

Waves in Soil during a Surface Blast and Their Interaction with Obstacles

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

In an earlier work, several results were given of experimental studies of waves generated in soil by surface explosions, where the charge was placed on the soil surface. In the present paper, the results of experiments are presented which compare the waves generated by underground and surface explosions. The reflection of waves from stationary obstacles is discussed. The experiments were carried out in a disturbed sandy soil sandy fill. TNT charges were used ranging from 0.2 to 1.6 kg. The wave parameters were recorded, using high frequency tensometers, on an oscillograph.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE