Accession Number : AD0741876

Title :   Some Fundamental Aspects of Nuclear Weapons.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun-Aug 71,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, Henry F., Jr. ; Leigh, Gerald G. ; Brode, Harold L.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Nuclear weapons effects associated with a surface burst geometry, particularly on a rock medium, are summarized. Particular emphasis is placed on the close-in blast and shock phenomenology that usually is the bounding factor limiting the potential hardness of protective structures. Consideration is given to the coupling of energy into the air and earth in the vicinity of ground zero, the close-in airblast and ground shock, and the subsequent environment usually occurring at ranges of strategic interest. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, SURFACE BURST, BLAST, CRATERING, TURBULENCE, SEISMIC WAVES, DEBRIS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE