Comparison of Craters from Rows of Charges Detonated Simultaneously and One at a Time
SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM
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Row charges made up of 64-pound spherical TNT charges were detonated in one instance simultaneously and in the other instance one-at-a-time in sequence for combinations of two spacings and three burial depths. Where the charges were detonated one at a time, the crater volume was reduced to nearly 50 percent of the volume for the comparable simultaneous detonation. There was not much difference for the combinations of burial depth and spacing tested. The craters from one-at-a-time detonations averaged about 35 percent larger for the greater spacing than for the smaller spacing versus only about 10 percent difference when the charges were fired simultaneously.
- Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)