Investigation of a Reusable Fuel-Air Explosive Nuclear Airblast Simulator.
Final rept. 1 Jan 80-1 Apr 81,
S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA
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Development requirements relating to a reusable, one-kiloton level nuclear airblast simulator using fuel-air explosives is being investigated. The simulator concept is that of a large liquid fuel dispenser, comprising a cluster of radially-directed nozzles. An appropriate fuel would be impulsively injected through this nozzle cluster and the hemispherically-shaped fuel-air cloud so formed would then be detonated. During the contract period reported, work progressed in three areas. These are the design of an experimental, full-scale single-nozzle dispenser an initial investigation of the sources of secondary compression waves n fuel-air explosions and improvements in data acquisition procedures.
- Ammunition and Explosives