Accession Number:

ADA011812

Title:

Nuclear Shock Wave Propagation through Air Entrainment Systems of Hardened Facilities

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1973-May 1974

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE