Accession Number:

ADA102366

Title:

Scaling Underwater Explosion Shock Waves for Differences in Ambient Sound Speed and Density

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The underwater explosion shock wave similitude equations which describe the variation of peak pressure, decay constant, impulse and energy flux density with distance are rederived to include the effects of ambient sound speed and density. The resulting equations are found to be in good agreement with experimental measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE