Accession Number : AD0728746

Title :   Refraction of Underwater Explosion Shock Waves: Calculations of Pressure Histories in a Convergence Zone,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Blatstein,Ira M.

Report Date : 24 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : In a previous report (NOLTR 69-181), a method was described for the prediction of underwater explosion shock wave pressure histories in caustic regions. In this report, the method is applied to the case of an ocean convergence zone. Quantitative agreement with experimental pressure histories from an ocean experiment is demonstrated for a region 4000 feet wide surrounding the caustic. The domain in which the solution is valid is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, PRESSURE), (*UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, SHOCK WAVES), DETONATION WAVES, PREDICTIONS, CONVERGENCE, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE