Accession Number:

AD0752023

Title:

Development of the NOL Thermal Blast Simulator,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-19

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

A heating method to simulate nuclear weapon thermal radiation effects was developed and combined with an existing airblast simulator the NOL 180-foot Conical Shock Tube. Rapid heating is effected by exposing the target to hot product gases from a burning sheet of solid rocket propellant. The heat transfer process was found to be predominately convective. Fully clamped aluminum plates 9 inches square x 332 inch thick were exposed to propellant heating alone, airblast alone, and to propellant heating followed quickly by airblast. Results of these tests have successfully demosntrated the feasibility of simulating thermal readiation-airblast interaction effects on single targets of reasonable scale. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE