Accession Number : AD0361771

Title :   DYNAMIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS,

Corporate Author : SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Broyles, C. D. ; Merritt, M. L.

Report Date : 27 JAN 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The objectives of Project 1.3 were to spot-check the theoretical relationship between dynamic pressure and overpressure in the 10-to-40-psi overpressure range and to evaluate a group of gages measuring various blast parameters. The one measurement of dynamic pressure in Shot 6 agreed with that implied by the overpressure; in this case the shock had traveled 800 feet over land immediately before reaching the gage. In Shots 4 and 5 measurements of dynamic pressure by the gage group were all high; in this case the gages were near the water's edge. These latter records also showed peculiar waveforms, indicating that the shock had picked up water and/or dust. The force plate and density gage seem to be suitable for field use, but their response to dust must yet be studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, PRESSURE.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE