Accession Number : AD0637289

Title :   THE SURFACE WAVES FROM SHALLOW UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS; FORMULAE AND PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS.

Corporate Author : NAVAL CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT DUNFERMLINE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Hicks, A. N.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This report presents a summary and review of the theoretical analysis and formulae which are used for the prediction of the surface wave systems resulting from shallow underwater explosions. A two-parameter formula for such wave systems is derived and used to deduce their characteristics, which are discussed in some detail. The theoretical results are compared with the limited experimental data available. The specifications are given for four PEGASUS Autocode programs which evaluate the formulae. (Author)

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, *HYDRODYNAMICS, *WATER WAVES, THEORY, CRATERING, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE