Accession Number:

ADA139132

Title:

Muzzle Blast Pressure Loadings upon Aircraft Surfaces

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The muzzle blast from a 30 mm cannon is examined both experimentally and theoretically. Data are collected describing the blast overpressure in the free field and upon a surface adjacent to the cannon. Scaling relationships are demonstrated to describe both pressure pulses reasonably well. The influence of muzzle devices upon the blast and flash characteristics of the weapon is examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE