Accession Number:

ADA052749

Title:

An Experimental Technique to Evaluate the Blow-Off Effects of Nuclear Weapons.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL GROUND EQUIP/MISSILE STRUCTURES DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1977-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

An experimental technique to simulate and evaluate the effects of high concentrations of x-rays resulting from a nuclear detonation on missile steuctures is presented. Data from 34 tests are included to demonstrate the technique. The effects of variations in the foil thickness, capacitor voltage, and plate thickness on the total impulse and maximum strain in the structure were determined. The experimental technique utilizes a high energy capacitor discharge unit to explode an aluminum foil on the surface of the structure. The structural response is evaluated by optical methods using the grid slope deflection method. The fringe patterns were recorded using a high-speed framing camera. The data were digitized using an optical comparator with an x-y table. The analysis was performed on a CDC 6600 computer.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE