Accession Number:

AD0891964

Title:

The Influence of Soil and Rock Properties on the Dimensions of Explosion-Produced Craters

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Feb 1970-Oct 1971

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

Analysis of data from published cratering experiments shows the effects of soil and rock properties on the apparent dimensions of explosion produced craters. By regression analysis, using bell shaped curves, prediction formulas were developed for the apparent crater radius, depth, and volume as a function of charge weight and depth of burst for eight different types of materials. The bell curves were normalized using material properties and prediction equations were generated using all the data. These general equations were then studied to determine the specific effects of the material properties on resultant apparent crater dimensions. Material properties are highly important in determining the size of explosion-produced craters.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE