Accession Number:

ADA136978

Title:

The Centrifugal Simulation of Blast Parameters.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 27 Feb 81-1 Jun 83,

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

This study is concerned with the use of a centrifuge as an experimental device on which free-field blast parameters could be evaluated. Free-field normal stress, created by the detonation of simulated high-explosive charges, was recorded within a sand medium. A series of experiments was concerned with the measurement of free-field normal stress, created by exploding buried charges. Another test series was concerned with the free-field normal stress beneath a concrete burster slab. The results of this study indicate that a centrifuge can be used as a simulator on which free-field blast effects can be evaluated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE