Accession Number:

ADA139631

Title:

Feasibility Study of Shock Wave Modification in the BRL 2.44 m Blast Simulator

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

Four types of driver sections short driver, baffled driver, single pipe, and multiple pipe driver were designed and tested on a 148th scale model of the BRL 2.44 m shock tube. Pressures were monitored along the test section with piezoelectric transducers to determine waveshape as a function of drivers. Pressure-time waveforms are compared to computer predictions produced by the NASA-Ames one-dimensional hydrocode. Predictions are given for the performance of the BRL 2.44 m shock tube when suitably modified.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE