Accession Number : AD0712752

Title :   LUMINOSITY FROM MULTI-TON TNT EXPLOSIONS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Rudlin,Leonard

Report Date : 22 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The luminosity-time history of a multi-ton TNT-block explosion contains several maxima and minima. We find that the times of appearance of these are controlled by the airshock and can be scaled from one multi-ton explosion of weight Y to another by Y to the 1/3. The magnitudes, however, cannot be scaled. The spectral composition of the luminosity changes with time. Radiating species in the blue such as CN, CH, NH, O2(-) Herzberg can be identified. The strongly radiating species in the red have not been identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TNT, *LUMINESCENCE), (*EXPLOSION EFFECTS, LUMINESCENCE), IONS, HYDRODYNAMICS, SHOCK WAVES, EXCITATION, AIR

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE