Accession Number:

ADA053487

Title:

A Predictive Scheme for the Blast Environment of Army Weapons. Part 1. Development and Validation of the Theory

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

This is the first of three reports investigating the muzzle blast fields from the firing of Army weapons. This report presents theory and validation obtained by comparing analysis and muzzle blast field data. This first report limits investigation to the forward hemisphere of the blast field. The theory ganerally follows the data within the experimental error. The advantages of the theory are its independence of empirical constants and, the ease with which the computations are performed. Versions of the theory exist on minicomputers and on programmable pocket calculators.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE