Accession Number : AD0422442

Title :   ON THE ORIGIN OF SHOCKWAVES FROM CONDENSED EXPLOSIONS IN AIR. PART 2 MEASUREMENTS OF AIRSHOCK PRESSURES FROM 8-LB TNT SPHERES OF VARIOUS DENSITIES AT AMBIENT PRESSURES,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Rudlin,L.

Report Date : OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Airshock pressures were measured over the range from about 80 to 2 psi from about 25 TNT spheres of density ranging from about 1.01 to 1.625 gm/cucm. The purpose of these experiments was to examine the validity of some of the concepts assumed to hold in the use of cube-root scaling procedures. The results indicate that the airshock peak pressures and the pressure-time signatures do not depend on the calculated detonation variables of the various density spheres. Instead, the airshock pressure depends only on the energy released by the explosion, verifying a basic assumption of the cube-root procedure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIONS, SHOCK WAVES), PRESSURE, TIME, TNT, SPHERES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE