Accession Number : AD0730753

Title :   Blast Displacement of Prone Dummies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOVELACE FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Fletcher,E. R. ; Richmond,D. R. ; Jones,R. K.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Dummies were placed prone on the surface at ground ranges of 560 and 650 feet from a 500-ton charge. Dummies were also placed in slit trenches at these ranges. The overpressure measured at the 560- and 650-foot range was 37 and 21 p.s.i., respectively, and significantly less than anticipated. The dummies on the surface were displaced from 21 to 73 feet by the blast and the peak velocities were estimated to be from 31 to 70 feet per second. Reasonable agreement was found between the predicted displacements based on an existing model and the available data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFANTRY, VULNERABILITY), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, INFANTRY), AIRBURST, DETONATIONS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, HAZARDS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE