Accession Number:

ADA058301

Title:

Blast and Thermal Effects of Multiple Nuclear Burst Exposure of Aircraft in a Base-Escape Mode

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Oct 1977,

Corporate Author:

KAMAN AVIDYNE BURLINGTON MA

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Analytical methods are employed to investigate the enhancement or attenuation of gust, overpressure, and thermal radiation effects due to multiple nuclear bursts in comparison with worst-case single burst exposure. The nuclear attack scenario assumes placement of the simultaneous nuclear bursts in a low- altitude planar hexagonal close-packed configuration to damage aircraft in a base-escape mode. Symmetry considerations are taken into account in investigating the possible aircraft position and flight path orientations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE