Predicting Community Response to Blast Noise
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The report presents a preliminary method for predicting levels of annoyance from artillery or blast noise in the environs of a military base. The means are given to relate various artillery pieces to a TNT equivalent and to normalize the overpressure from detonating various quantities of TNT to the overpressure from the detonation of one pound of TNT. Buried charges and aboveground detonations are also considered. Various ways to predict probable blast overpressure and frequency spectrum as a function of distance are discussed.