Nuclear Shock Wave Propagation through Air Entrainment Systems of Hardened Facilities
Final rept. Nov 1973-May 1974
CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA
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An analytical study was undertaken to develop the capability of predicting nuclear shock wave propagation through air entrainment systems of hardened facilities. All solutions presented in this report are one- dimensional. Two finite-difference schemes for approximately the hyperbolic partial differential equations of fluid dynamics are used the pseudo-viscosity scheme in a variable area Lagrange formulation, and the Lax-Wendroff two-step scheme in an Eulerian formulation. Shock wave attenuation due to viscous losses at ducting walls is included. A comparison of the results of the analysis with shock tube experimental data shows both formulations to be adequate.
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