Accession Number:

AD0787640

Title:

The Use of Water Cooling for Protection Against Thermal Radiation from a Nuclear Weapon Detonation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1974-04-23

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

This effort is part of a continuing study to find methods of protecting shipboard elements from the combined thermal radiation and airblast effects of a nuclear weapon explosion. This report presents the data from heat transfer experiments to measure the heat transfer rates of a water flow or spray on a heated plate. These data were used to predict the effectiveness of water cooling the exposed aluminum plating on ships which are subjected to a nuclear weapon detonation.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE