An Experimental and Calculational Study of Decoupling Behavior
PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL CO SAN LEANDRO CA
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The report presents the results of a calculational and small scale experimental program to study decoupling phenomena. The small scale experiments have the option of testing various chemical explosive sources and earth media, with the effects of overburden. The results reported herein are for spherical detonations of methane-oxygen in both naturally and artificially pressed salt. Nine experiments, all with overburdens corresponding to a depth of 2,600 feet are described and the resulting strain gage data are subjected to a response spectra analysis. The results of the small scale study are in general agreement with large cavity decoupling theory.
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