Accession Number:

ADA171212

Title:

KACHINA Test Series: Dynamic Arch Test Three (DAT-3) Analysis Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 82-Sep 83,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Report Date:

1986-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

504.0

Abstract:

This report documents the posttest efforts for the Dynamic Arch Test 3 DAT-3. Pretest predictions and structural design details are presented in AFWL-TR-83-56. This test was designed to simulate a one-quarter scale 100-kt nuclear surface burst airblast and ground shock only at a range corresponding to MPa. This scales to a 1.56 kt detonation at approximately 44.6 m. The actual test environment achieved was a 1.56 kt simulation with a peak pressure of 14 MPa. The structures tested in this event included two short arches, and one long arch composed of four arch segments. Field opeations, arch construction, simulation analysis, ground shock analysis, and structural response are all discussed. The results of a fiber optics add on experiment are also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE