Accession Number : AD0361922

Title :   INSTRUMENTATION FOR PROJECTS 1.2A, 1.3, AND 1.7

Corporate Author : SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, R. H.

Report Date : JAN 1945

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This is a report on the instrumentation for Projects 1.2a, 1.3, and 1.7 of Operation CASTLE. This instrumentation was devised to measure pressures, shock winds, and ground accelerations from large scale detonations. Project 1.2a measured pressures less than 75 psi, Project 1.3 recorded shock winds, and Project 1.7 was concerned with close-in ground accelerations. In addition to the formal instrumentation program field tests of several new type gages were made. All new gages had had laboratory tests but field tests were made to insure that the gages would perform under actual operating conditions. Records were taken on 112 information channels. Of these, 99 gave good information, six gave information up to arrival of the shock wave and seven gave no information. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSTRUMENTATION, EFFECTIVENESS), PRESSURE GAGES, TRANSDUCERS, PRESSURE, ACCELERATION, TIMING DEVICES, TEMPERATURE (U) NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS, DETONATIONS, SHOCK WAVES.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE