Accession Number : AD0622980

Title :   THE BLAST ENVIRONMENT: METHODOLOGY AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNIQUES WITH APPLICATIONS TO NEW FACILITIES.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Zeitlin,E. A.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The report reviews and summarizes the blast characteristics usually considered in engineering studies in terms of blast aerodynamic forces and the commonly accepted scaling laws. The similarity and points of difference between blast and earthquake forces are discussed. The equations of structural dynamics, vibration characteristics, and basic types of available instruments are examined as a part of a unified dynamic system consisting of the test structure, pickup devices, and recording methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLAST, LOADS(FORCES)), (*STRUCTURES, BLAST), SHOCK WAVES, STRESSES, MEASUREMENT, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AIRBURST, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, TEST EQUIPMENT, COMBUSTION, VIBRATION, SEISMOLOGY, DYNAMICS, INSTRUMENTATION, EARTHQUAKES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE