Accession Number:

ADA324476

Title:

An Omnidirectional Pressure Gage for Measurement of Weak Blast Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. no. 150,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

An aerodynamic sensor has been developed which is applicable to the measurement of the static pressure behind weak blast waves. The sensor is a ventilated sphere suitable for use with various types of electronic sensing units. A method used for prediction of response characteristics, ventilation coefficients, and sizing parameters gave good preliminary results in the range of 3 to 10 psi overpressures. Preliminary test results indicate a considerable increase in omnidirectional capability over previous gage types for this application. The preliminary program was limited to design of an experimental configuration and evaluation of concept feasibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE