OPERATION SANDSTONE. Nuclear Explosions. 1948. Scientific Director's Report of Atomic Weapon Tests at Eniwetok, 1948. Annex 5, Part 1. Blast Measurements Summary Report,
JOINT TASK FORCE SEVEN WASHINGTON DC
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This report summarizes all activities of the Blast Measurements Section of Task Group 7.1, Operation Sandstone. A brief discussion is included on the general reasons for the choice of instruments which was made at the beginning of the operation. There follows a description of the actual locations of instruments. The remainder of the report is devoted to various theoretical treatments which have arisen in connection with the work. The standard comparison curve for pressure versus reduced distance is derived some new results on the positive pressure-time curve for a spherical blast wave, the positive duration, and the impulse-time and impulse-distance variations for spherical blast waves are presented. Energy transport in the blast wave is discussed.