Accession Number:

AD0875089

Title:

Air Blast Studies of Large Ammonium Nitrate/Fuel Oil Explosions

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Air blast was measured from the detonation of three hemispherical ammonium nitrate fuel oil charges of 20 ton and 100 ton magnitude. Strain-type pressure transducers with magnetic tape recording systems were used to record the air blast parameters over the moderate to high pressure region. Comparison made with hemispherical TNT data shows an effective weight 0.83 of TNT on the basis of overpressure measurements in the 200 to 30 psi region.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE