Accession Number:

AD0755173

Title:

Shock Propagation in a Decreasing-Density Spherically Symmetric Exponential Atmosphere,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

In a previous report the author reported the results of calculations of shock wave propagation in the downward direction i.e., the direction of increasing density from an explosion in a spherical exponential isothermal atmosphere. In this report, the corresponding problem is examined for upward shock propagation. A Lagrangian, finite-difference, artificial viscosity computer program WUNDY is used to generate the results. Modified Sachs scaling does not work well in the decreasing-density direction.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE