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