Accession Number:

ADB064540

Title:

The DNA Nuclear Blast Standard (1 KT)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Jan 1980-30 Jan 1981

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1981-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

A set of subroutines has been developed which provide complete definition of the blast environment resulting from the free air detonation of a one kiloton device in a sea-level atmosphere. The subroutines provide the pressure, density, and velocity as function of space and time from 1 ms to several minutes. The analytic fits are compared with results of hydrodynamic calculations and with experimental data. Blast parameters are as a function of radius at a given time. By successive calls to the routines, time histories of the various parameters may be generated. A complete set of scaling routines is included to permit definition of blast waves resulting from arbitrary yield and altitude combinations. A real gas equation of state for air and a model of the US Standard atmosphere are also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE