Accession Number:

ADA184454

Title:

Similarity Solution for Perturbation of a Strong Blast Wave with Radiation Diffusion in a Stratified Medium.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 12 Feb-31 Dec 86,

Corporate Author:

MISSION RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

A similarity solution for the first order perturbation of a nearly spherical strong blast wave generated by a point source in a mildly stratified medium is found. The hydrodynamic equations include a radiation diffusion approximation to radiation transport which is of such a character to allow both the unperturbed and perturbed solutions to exhibit a similarity form. The cylindrically symmetric solution provides the flow in both radial and polar directions. Implications for circulation in flow fields of low-altitude atmospheric explosions are drawn.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE