Introduction to a Unified Theory of Explosions (UTE)
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The unified theory of explosions offers simple methods for analyses of blast and absolute hydrodynamic yield of explosions in general and similar energy releases. The concepts and techniques apply at any shock strength, in virtually any medium and ambient conditions, and are adaptable to a gamut of burst geometries and warhead configurations. The methods are conveniently summarized by two separate BASIC machine programs, with complete instructions for prediction and evaluation of explosions in air machine time and research effort are many times more cost effective than with present machine or hand calculations. The methods are illustrated with nuclear and TNT data. Present results indicate that the concepts and techniques are probably valid within a few percent for measuring yield, predicting peak pressure and distance results are well within the natural variations of blast and well-suited to diagnose non- ideal explosions.