Rocket Sled Blast Simulation Feasibility Study. Volume I. Feasibility Study.
Technical rept. Apr 64-Sep 67,
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM
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Nuclear blast effects on full-scale reentry vehicles RV and interceptor missiles required a sophisticated simulation technique. This technique employed a rocket sled with speeds of Mach 6, and the capability of separating and free-flying the structural model through simulated nuclear environments. The nonnuclear environments consisted of large free-air TNT detonations and dense, gas-filled, explosively driven, plywood shock tubes. All aspects of the 4-year experimental program are summarized in this volume of a five-volume report including what was simulated, the environment used, the sled design plus related techniques, and the instrumentation systems developed. The results of all experimental tests are included plus procedures, planning, and conducting future blast vulnerability studies, impacts, and full-scale proof tests. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Guided Missiles
- Fluid Mechanics