Accession Number : AD0735546

Title :   Comments on Paper by J. M. S. Sun, 'Energy Counter-Scaling Equations',

Corporate Author : MARITIME COMMAND HALIFAX (NOVA SCOTIA) OPERATIONAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Jones,G. H. S.

Report Date : 12 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A recent article by Sun (1970) discusses the concept of energy counter-scaling equations for predicting the dimensions of craters produced by various means. Sun discusses in some detail the various counter-pressures that may be involved in the cratering process. The value of the functions derived by Sun are not questioned insofar as they are useful in constraining crater data within one set of empirical equations. The caveat is against imputing physical meaning where none exists, and against assuming that the equations enable one to move from the known explosive source and environment to predictions in a different environment using a different source of energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CRATERING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ENERGY, PRESSURE, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, CANADA

Subject Categories : Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE