Accession Number : AD0710740

Title :   BLAST RESISTANT FANS FOR HARDENED COOLING TOWERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 68-Jul 69,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Chapler,R. S. ; Pal,D.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the nuclear blast resistant characteristics of vaneaxial and centrifugal type fans used on cooling towers. Rugged commercial fans, namely, a 27-inch, 24-inch, and 21-inch vaneaxial, and a 15-inch centrifugal, were selected for the study. A preliminary analysis followed by an extensive experimental program using the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) 12-inch, compressed air driven shock tube was carried out. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COOLING + VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, VULNERABILITY), (*FANS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE), STRUCTURES, HARDENING, COOLING, SHOCK TUBES, AIRBURST, TESTS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE