Accession Number : AD0224416

Title :   Operation Upshot-Knothole. Project 3.28.1. Structures Instrumentation.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar-Jun 53,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Meszaros ,J. J. ; Randall,J. I.

Report Date : FEB 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 172

Abstract : For the purpose of obtaining structural loading data in connection with Program 3 of Operation UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE, Project 3.28.1 was given the responsibility of measuring transient physical phenomena associated with the blast loading of specially designed structures and a variety of test items. On Shots 9 and 10, a total of 892 channels of instrumentation were provided to secure information on air pressure, earth pressure, structural strain, displacement, acceleration, panel-time-of-break and angular velocity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, STRUCTURES), LOADS(FORCES), LOAD DISTRIBUTION, INSTRUMENTATION, PRESSURE, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, STRAIN GAGES, SHOCK WAVES, DISPLACEMENT REACTIONS, BLAST

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE