Accession Number : AD0341053

Title :   GROUND SURFACE AIR PRESSURE VERSUS DISTANCE FROM HIGH YIELD DETONATIONS

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar-May 54,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Meszaros, J.J. ; Kingery, C.N.

Report Date : MAY 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Operation CASTLE presented an opportunity to ob tain air pressure data in high and low pressure regions from surface bursts of high-yield weapons. Air-pressure measurements using self contained, flash-initiated gages were successful. Overpressure data were obtained up to pressure levels of 250 psi. Dynamic pressure measurements using newly developed self-recording ''q'' gages were successful. Measurements were obtained over a dynamic pressure range of 0.47 to 135 psi. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, PRESSURE), SURFACE BURST, SHOCK WAVES, INSTRUMENTATION, PRESSURE GAGES, CALIBRATION, ATTENUATION.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE