Accession Number:

AD0801307

Title:

SOME HE TESTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON CRATERS AND BASE SURGES

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Oct-Nov 1951

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ATOMIC SUPPORT AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

A series of He Tests was planned at the Nevada Test Site preparatory to the nuclear explosions in Operation JANGLE. These HE shots were designed to obtain, under similar conditions, data to be used as a basis for making predictions concerning the phenomena to be studied during the nuclear explosions. The HE program, as originally conceived, was expanded to permit further study of the base surge and crater phenomena. Ten HE shots a total of thirteen explosions were conducted in the upper Yucca Flat and Frenchman Flat areas. Practically all of the instrumentation by the various participating agencies was done on the first series HE-1 through HE-4. With a few minor exceptions, all instrumentation performed in a satisfactory manner. Shot HE-2 consisting of 40,000 pounds of TNT was fired with the c. g. 4.63 feet below the surface. There was a high order of detonation and the shot was completely successful.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE