Guidelines for Predicting the Effects of Underwater Explosions on Swimbladder Fish
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN VA
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This report is a guide for predicting the effects of underwater explosions on swimbladder fish. Computer calculations have been made covering a wide range of fish sizes, explosive charge weights, and depths of burst. Contour plots of kill probability are presented along with equations depicting maximum range in terms of charge weight. A criterion is established which should aid in minimizing fish-kill, and an upper limit is set on the lateral extent of kill for a given charge weight.