Accession Number:

ADA058816

Title:

Development of a Blast Simulator for Testing Simulated Aircraft Fuel Tanks.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 75-Dec 76,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

Anti-aircraft missile warheads pose a severe threat to aircraft even when the missile misses the aircraft. The threat from missile warheads can be divided into two primary areas for proximity detonation, fragments and blast. This report describes the development, calibration, and testing of a blast simulator capable of varying the blast parameters i.e., pressure, impulse, and time duration, simulating those obtained at various standoff distances from a prototype warhead detonation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE