Accession Number:

ADB088298

Title:

Threat Definition and Pilot Study in Support of the Care of Blast Injured Casualties.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 82-Aug 83,

Corporate Author:

S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A methodology for determining the battlefield airblast threat resulting from small high explosive weapons such as grenades and mines containing a few pounds of high explosives up through large nuclear warheads of the 5 megaton HE equivalent has been outlined. Two animal exposure tests were performed for WRAIR in which animals were exposed to airblasts generated by fuel-air explosives. Pressure profiles were measured at the ranges at which the animals were places. Personnel from WRAIR ran the actual experiments and S-CUBED provided the blastwave environment. Author.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE