Accession Number:

ADA148870

Title:

Guidelines for Predicting the Effects of Underwater Explosions on Swimbladder Fish

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-29

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE