Exploding Wire Shock Test Facility
CUSHING ENGINEERING INC NORTHBROOK IL
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The Cushing Engineering Company Shock Test Facility has recently been assembled and demonstrated at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. for the purpose of investigating and testing underwater explosion phenomena from a pure energy yield explosion source. In conjunction with these experiments, formulas were developed to accurately scale the data results from these tests to approximate large nuclear explosions. The attendant instrumentation for this facility, presently available, allows for the study of gas bubble dynamics, surface wave and shock wave propagation, rarefaction shock wave generated cavitation and column formation. The purpose of this document is to describe the aforementioned test facility equipment in regard to its construction, alignment and operational sequence.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Underwater Ordnance