Accession Number:

ADA386036

Title:

The Effects of Strong Shock Waves on Mortality Rates and Percentages of Pulmonary Lesions in Rats as a Function of the Number of Exposures (Etude des effets des ondes de choc fortes sur les taux de letalite et les pourcente ages de lesions pulmoneires chea le rat en fonotior du nombre d'expositions)

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This study of pulmonary lesions and mortality rates caused in rats by exposure to strong shock waves of constant duration revealed that with regard to the pulmonary lesions, twice the number of exposures is compensated for by quartering the overpressure of the wave crest, and with regard to the mortality rates, it revealed that halving the overpressure of the wave crest is offset by a 20-fold increase in the number of exposures.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE