Multiburst Environment - Simultaneous Detonations Project Dipole West.
BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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DIPOLE WEST 1973 is a series of eleven high explosive experiments conducted by Ballistic Research Laboratories at the Defence Research Establishment, Suffield, in Alberta, Canada, during the summer and fall of 1973. Two of the experiments involved detonation of single 1000-pound charges the remaining nine experiments consisted of two 1000-pound charges for each event, detonated simultaneously to within five microseconds. Both pentolite and TNT charges were used. Purpose of the series was to obtain information on the interaction of shock waves with a real, as contrasted with an ideal, reflecting surface. Results are to be used to modify hydrodynamic airblast codes. An additional purpose was to study fireball interaction and torus formation under double-burst conditions.