Accession Number:

ADA073555

Title:

Modeling of Room Response to Air Blasts.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Dec 78-31 May 79,

Corporate Author:

TENNESSEE UNIV SPACE INST TULLAHOMA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-08-22

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A relatively simple model has been developed for the prediction of pressure response within a one room structure subjected to air blast. The model is based on an acoustic analysis and a room fill model. These models have been combined, together with a model for the entering diffracted shock, to produce a model which can predict the pressure-time response at any spatial location within the room. Good agreement is obtained when the model predictions are compared with measurements obtained from full scale field tests and scaled shock tube tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE